Letter: Time to change the voting system?

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If anything good has come out of the events of the last two weeks one thing is very obvious that for the first time in many people’s lives their vote has actually counted .

There has been much talk of the undemocratic nature of the EU but ironically MEPs have always been chosen by a far fairer system than our own MPs – by proportional representation .

Now that people have realised that their vote can count it is surely time to replace our outdated and unfair , first past the post system , which effectively disenfranchises many of us .

Our governments are chosen by a few voters in a few marginal seats .

No wonder there is widespread apathy amongst voters.

It is time to change the system and take control.

Alison Harris

Victoria Road,

Harrogate