Guardian letter: the most stable, successful nations in the world have PR, so we can't we?

Guardian letter: the most stable, successful nations in the world have PR, so we can't we?

I agree with David Lipsey (Letters, 26 June) that Bruce Grocott’s bill calling for an end to the automatic replacement of hereditary peers when they die or retire is a good one. However, his suggestion that an upper chamber elected by proportional representation would force the lower house to go over to a more proportional system too has not been the experience in Australia.

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MPs and hundreds of activists hunger strike to demand “votes that matter”

  MPs and hundreds of activists hunger strike to demand “votes that matter”

MPs, MEPs and public figures will take part in a 24-hour hunger strike this Tuesday (6th February ) to call for a radical overhaul of the UK’s voting system. Hungry for Democracy will commemorate the centenary of women’s suffrage, highlight that the struggle for democracy is far from over, and call for the introduction of Proportional Representation, say campaigners.

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