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Letter: Paisley and the Queen

Sir: Under the Single Transferable Vote system, voters get one vote, not six, as stated by in your article "SDLP says no to poll deal with Sinn Fein" (26 May), hence "single".

Should the voter's first preference not be elected, the vote is "transferred" to the second, and subsequent, preferences. Sinn Fein is therefore suggesting that their supporters consider ranking Ulster Unionists as a preference immediately behind the Sinn Fein candidates, i.e. the Ulster Unionists would only benefit if the Sinn Fein candidate did not get in.


Wakefield, West Yorkshire