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WALES WANTS STV SYSTEM FOR ASSEMBLY

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The Western Mail (p2) reports that Welsh delegates at the Brighton conference have voted to urge adoption of the si...
The Western Mail (p2) reports that Welsh delegates at the Brighton conference have voted to urge adoption of the single transferable vote system for the Welsh Assembly.

Each STV constituency would return between three and five members. It was suggested that Labour's proposed additional member party list system -- with voters using two votes, one for a constituency member and the other for the party -- would create first- and second-class members.

The 'first-class' members would be elected for 40 Westminster-sized constituencies, while the 'second-class' would be chosedn to add proportionality to the Assembly from a list drawn up by the party headquarters from counting the electors' second votes. But it was pointed out that STV constituencies would not be that large -- they would be smaller than the area of the Rhondda Cynon Taff county borough. And Powys would be able to form a single constituency.
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