RUMOURS: UKIP NEC to Change Leadership Race Voting System
A Facebook post came to my attention. You can read it here. The gist is that the leadership election is about to become a STV leadership election.
The early indication from the various leadership camps are that this is definitely under serious consideration.
Morally as UKIP advocates PR the imperative to practice what we preach is obvious. Practically, with 11 candidates currently in the field as well this move makes sense. It will give the eventual winner a stronger mandate to lead and help them rebuild shattered unity.
This will be a game changer though. It will change the entire shape of the election and framework of the debate. It will hopefully draw into clearer focus the ideological differences and move us away from the personal ones. Whatever happens though now it is Game On!