n Local Government Bulletin - Keep it local

Volume 8, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1561-901X



Extracted from text ... LOCAL GOVERNMENT BULLETIN 13 Ward and proportional representation: how does it work? The electoral system for local government is a mixture of ward representation and proportional representation (PR). Ward councillors are necessarily visible and immediately accountable to their ward: if a ward councillor does not perform well, he or she is unlikely to be re-elected. Similarly, if a ward seat becomes vacant during the council's term, the issue is brought back to the voters for a by-election. With PR councillors, it works differently: their names do not appear on the ballot paper, only the party's name appears. Also, when a ..

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