Multi-seaters and the problem of personality politics
It’s time to consider whether our electoral system is serving us well
Roy Jenkins, biographer and statesman, came to Dublin in 1997. His mission was to prepare a report on proportional representation for the new British prime minister, Tony Blair. Jenkins said he had chosen Dublin because it was “the home of PR”.
Later in the British Embassy, the former home secretary told me that he never failed to visit his constituency “less than once every two months” while he was in the House of Commons. I explained...
Subscribe from just 1€
Choose the subscription that is right for you
For the first month
€19.99 Monthly ThereafterSubscribe today
For the first year
€199.99 annually thereafterSubscribe today
For the first 90 days
€55.00 quarterly ThereafterSubscribe today
These offers are not available for current subscribers. Offers and pricing are subject to change without notice.
Terms & Conditions Apply