It's outrageous the Tories changed the voting system to benefit themselves

While the UK's press was distracted by Downing Street parties, Tory MPs changed the voting system for picking mayors and Police and Crime Commissioners – in a way they think will benefit them. 

The current ranked-choice (SV) method we use to elect Mayors and Police and Crime Commissioners across England and Wales would be removed and First Past the Post imposed.  

What does that mean? Tory candidates could slip in on a fraction of the vote, rather than securing wide popular support. Voters will feel they have to vote tactically every election – rather than vote for who they actually support.

This is all part of the Tories’ plans to change the rules of the game.

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