Additional Member System


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Additional Member System

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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a system of voting in which people vote separately for the candidate and the party of their choice. Parties are allocated extra seats if the number of constituencies they win does not reflect their overall share of the vote. See also proportional representation
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It's true that first-past-the-post is not perfect, but it would be a massive improvement on the additional member system the Assembly has now.
This would be essentially the Additional Member System that Germany has had for years and that we now use for elections to the Scottish Parliament and the Welsh and Greater London assemblies.
We will attempt to introduce an STV system (single, transferable vote) of election into the Bill, which is more proportional, fairer and overcomes the disadvantages of the current Additional Member System.
This was the first time the version of proportional representation known as the Additional Member System had been used in Britain.
An Additional Member system, recently advocated by Nick Clegg and Alan Johnson, requires two classes of MPs, some constituency based, the others coming from lists: constitutional 'free loaders' without constituency responsibilities or voter accountability.
In an Additional Member system, the extra member is free to float around, cherry picking only those issues good for a press profile or personal advancement but often ignoring the less attractive bread and butter issues which form the bedrock of most casework.
Widespread opposition emerged to the additional member system devised by former Welsh Secretary Ron Davies to deliver extra seats to other parties based on the proportion of the vote.
The 129-member Scottish Parliament will be elected using a form of proportional representation known as the additional member system.
The elections to the National Assembly for Wales operate under a method of voting called the Additional Member System or AMS.
There is the ADDITIONAL MEMBER SYSTEM (AMS), for instance, as used for the Scottish Parliament and the ASSEMBLIES for Wales and Greater London, which gives electors two votes each - the first for a constituency candidate and the second for a party.
I don't think that the additional member system used for Assembly elections would be at all appropriate,'' she said.
The failure to deliver the Richard Commission recommendations, which would have replaced the current Additional Member System (AMS) with Single Transferable Vote (STV), was largely down to Westminster- based Labour MP's self- interest.

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