Tuesday, 9 September 2008

One member... five votes

Another post about the ridiculous electoral system to elect a new leader for the 46 Labour MSPs.

As Brian Taylor notes here, apparently some of the Labour MSPs have more than one vote in the election. In fact, some have five. Here's how.

  • One vote as Labour MSP (in representatives block)
  • One vote as CO-OP MSP (affiliate to Labour party - in affiliate block)
  • One vote as union member (affiliate block)
  • One vote as member of affiliate society (eg Socialist Health Association - affiliate block)
  • One vote as ordinary member (member block)
One member one vote? Umm... yeah right.


ScottishToryBoy 9 September 2008 at 16:28  

As I state on my blog, Jack McConnell has seven votes. It's crazy isn't it.

Malc 9 September 2008 at 16:46  

Shameless plug for STB's return...


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