There are only a couple of days left before the ballot closes for the election to the Electoral Reform Society‘s governing council. Since I wrote about my take on the elections I’ve been interested to read what other have been saying about the elections.
There was a good summary of the issues from Simon McGrath. Also on Liberal Democrat voice Stephen Tall has pulled together a collection of blog posts on the elections (kindly including my post among them) which gives a good flavour of the debate. Finally Mark Pack has written about the five questions you should ask before voting.
Having read through these I am more convinced that the best result for ERS would be a mix of established figures and new reformers to be elected to the council. If the could respect and learn from each others positions then the society will be strengthened. The danger is that the election results in divisions and discord which I hope those elected will actively guard against.
This content was originally posted on my old Strange Thoughts blog.