What is it about?

National elections in the United Kingdom are held under an unfair, outdated system. Elections often result in a majority in seats for one party, while the majority of voters cast their votes for other parties. Because of this, politics is more hostile and confrontational than it should be, and collaboration between people from different parties is difficult.

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Why is it important?

The flaws in the UK's democratic and political system directly affect the nation's ability to deal with big crises and events, and make it more difficult and less appealing for citizens to engage with politics.

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This page is a summary of: Betrayed by the system: how the UK’s inadequate democratic system thwarts grown-up politics, and how we can begin to change this, Global Discourse, May 2020, Policy Press,
DOI: 10.1332/204378920x15870340105597.
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