The eruption of the feud between Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon has drawn attention to the system of semi-proportional representation used in the Scottish parliament elections. Salmond’s new party, Alba, has been launched to take advantage of the list system used to “top up” party representation.
Which is a reminder that there are several different electoral systems across Britain that will be used on 6 May. Here is a rundown of what kind of ballot papers voters can expect in different parts of the country.
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