Each vote cast during the referendum counted towards the results – not as in our normal (ie not normal) system of first past the post, which resulted in a government of 50 per cent of MPs from 25 per cent of electoral support.
Could this be the reason for so much interest and the high turnout?
The public knew that this time each vote counted, was meaningful, and would give a true reflection of opinion.
I would suggest this is a huge endorsement of the need for a proportional representation system.
It is also very notable that the map showed those voting Remain were in London and the M4 (to Bath and Bristol) and M23 (Brighton) corridors, which are possibly the areas of affluence not effected by austerity
A D Freeman
St Lawrence Court
St Lawrence Avenue
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