Your guide to the different voting systems on 6 May

British elections are held using at least four different electoral systems, as John Rentoul explains

Sunday 28 March 2021 21:30
comments
<p>Nicola Sturgeon’s feud with Alex Salmond has drawn attention to the different electoral systems in the UK</p>

Nicola Sturgeon’s feud with Alex Salmond has drawn attention to the different electoral systems in the UK

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.

Welsh parliament

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

View comments