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Section 4.6. Each Mainland constituency is represented by three Members of Parliament and each of the four Island constituencies is represented by two Members of Parliament.

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    Administrator #1  •  2020-08-16 22:19:23

    Section 4.6. Each Mainland constituency is represented by three Members of Parliament and each of the four Island constituencies is represented by two Members of Parliament.

      • Skeggi

        If Scotland is truly a nation of equals then each constituency, including the islands, should have an equal number of elected members per constituency.
        While the island constituencies may have lesser populations than mainland constituencies they each have a larger proportion of natural resources (Seabed, Fishing, Wind, Tidal, Oil, Gas) than mainland constituencies and should not be penalised on population nor geographical area.

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      • NSCNICK

        If we have PR then this could be unwieldy, and potentially unrepresentative. The d'hondt system with constituency and regional list provides a more effective way of ensuring this. It all depends on the voting system used and how you measure 'popularity'. 'Plain' constituency based PR would in effect remove any control and would need 2 from one party and one from another. Otherwise the winner with most votes could be countermanded by the two next popular.

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Proposed Amendment to 4.6.

  • Bennachie

    Section 4.6. Increase in proportional representation across thirty-six mainland constituencies.
    4.6 Each of thirty-six Mainland Constituencies is represented by five Members of Parliament and each of four Island Constituencies is represented by two Members of Parliament to provide a total of one hundred and eighty-eight Members of Parliament.

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Proposed Amendment to 4.6.

  • Skeggi

    Section 4.6. Each Mainland and Island constituency is represented by three Members of Parliament.

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        Administrator #2  •  2020-09-02 16:01:20

        Hi Skeggl - Irrespective of the merits of this post it is a Comment NOT an Amendment. It does not follow the Guidelines for one or more reasons and cannot effectively qualify for voting and auto- ranking. Amendments must stand alone replacing the entire Section; start with the Section Number and a descriptive Headline. A sample of the correct format is at 15.11. Please Flag your post to request removal and please read the Guidelines before posting your replacement. Thank you.

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Proposed Amendment to 4.6.


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