LETTER: System in dire need of reform
As a communicant member of the Church of England, I welcome the Bishop of Horsham's message (WSCT - May 25) - '˜General Elections offer us all a choice'.
To my mind, Christians of all denominations should involve themselves in politics - both national and local.
With seven candidates - of differing political persuasions - standing in the Horsham constituency - one is tempted to ask, ‘How much choice does the average voter really have’?
Based upon General Election results for Horsham - dating back until the beginning of the last century, the result of the June 8th election is a foregone conclusion. That’s not cynicism - it’s a result of our ‘first past the post’ voting system - which puts smaller, less well funded parties at a considerable disadvantage.
As a nation, we pride ourselves on our democracy but surely our voting system is in dire need of reform to make that a reality.
Robert B. Worley
Bourns Court, Ayshe Court Drive, Horsham
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