On Tuesday lunchtime, Mr Bishop regaled a throng of sixth form students on ‘The Maths of Elections’ showcasing the strengths and pitfalls of the first past the post system.

The impact of tactical voting was highlighted to the students, as well as emerging parties splitting the vote and affecting outcomes. The highlight was Mr Bishop’s fake election spread which demonstrated that different electoral systems would have different outcomes with the same results.

The biggest cheer came when the Keddie Party was declared a winner using the winner takes all system. Mr Bishop concluded that the Condorcet method was the fairest to choose a winner as it produced the most acceptable candidate. A muted murmur was heard as the Davis Party was announced the winner under that system.

Mr Nilsson (Head of Politics)