May 2019 local elections: “Democracy Denied”

Electoral Reform Society:

“May’s local elections in England showed just how unfit-for-purpose the voting system is, as voters were left with restricted choices and random results.

For voters of all parties, the local elections saw democracy denied: the First Past the Post voting system meant that millions of voters were unrepresented.

In our latest report, Democracy Denied: The 2019 Elections Audit, we present new analysis of local, regional and national results. Councils across England saw the wrong party winning, hugely disproportionate results, and voters left voiceless as many seats were completely uncontested. …”

The report is here:

‘Democracy denied’ as report reveals how voters are left voiceless across England