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ELECTORAL REFORM

NEW COMPENSATION POINTi APPEAL.

SOCIALIST UNITY IN GREAT BRITAIN

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THE MINERS' GREAT TASK

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GOB FIRES IN MINES

ELECTORAL REFORM

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(Continued fiom preceding column). On paper it appears a. perfect electoral system, and appeals strongly to minority sections because it practically guaram- teca minorities representation proportion- ate to their strength. The Labour party are divided upon this proposal, hence the necessity for a conference decision to guide the M.P.'s if this subject is tabled in the House of Commons for discussion and decision in the coming session. j A LOCAL EXAMPLE. lo carry it out would require a re- I arrangement of all constituencies. Con- stituencies would have to be planned so that they would elect a number of M.P.'s at the same time. For instance, the num- ber of M.P.'s for England and Wales, ex- cluding university goats, is 490. The population is 36,075,269. Upon this basis the number of the population per member would be 73,623. If South Glamorgan was joined to the city of Cardiff and ma.de one constituency under the proportional representation method, Cardiff, including South Glamorgan, would be entitled to five members. This aouxds very acceptable, but the size of constituencies would, I am afraid, be an enormous handicap for a Labour can- didate. On the whole, I incline to the system of the alternative vote as being the most aceepta-ble method of electoral i reform for the working classes, and would not be surprised if the conference in Glasgow tormorrow were to arrive at this conclusion. But whatever the conference determines must be the policy for the Labour party both in the Commons and in the country, for only by concentration will Labour be able to get out of the boiling pot of electoral reform a system. which will give them reasonable political justice.

THE MINERS' GREAT TASK

SOCIALIST UNITY IN GREAT BRITAIN