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Tories reject FPTP to elect their new leader

July 11, 2022 2:21 PM
By Bryan Lewis

With a dozen or so Tory MPs offering themselves as the new Party leader there will be a ballot and the obvious way would be First Past The Post wouldn't it? Quick, simple and easy to understand!

Hell no. That's for ordinary people in ordinary council and parliamentary elections. Astonishingly, Conservatives who loudly proclaim the merits of FPTP reject it for their internal election.

There will be several rounds of voting with some of the lower ranked candidates eliminated each time and the number of nominations by fellow Tory MPs to qualify for the next round increased. Eventually there will be two left and Party members get to choose between them.

A faster and easier system would be to have a Single Transferable Vote (STV) election to select the final two to go to the membership. It could be done very quickly.

But that would deprive the nation of weeks of backstabbing, intrigue and mudslinging. This is all the Tories have left to offer the country!