STEVEN FRIEDMAN: A system to allow voters to choose people, not parties
Multi-member constituencies would bring the benefits of proportional voting and the direct election of MPs
Taking parties’ election lists seriously has become much like believing in the tooth fairy.
In our election system, voters have no say in deciding which people go to parliament — parties decide that. The only control we have over which individuals become MPs is our right to see the lists parties compile, telling us who they will send if they win enough votes.