Illegal campaigning hits Scotland

A fascinating article in the Scotsman on election law. Believe it or not, but the amounts which can be spent on campaigning are tightly controlled (much more so than in other countries).

However, notwithstanding these rules, we have already received illegal anonymous election communications in our constituency, and I’m told that the police are investigating.

Finally, I ran some figures through the BBC’s election seat calculator, just to give an indication of how fair the voting system isn’t. What, I wondered, would be the result if each party received 33.3% of the vote? It turns out that Labour would get 316 MPs, Conservative would get 209 MPs and Lib Dems only 101 MPs. Nice.

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