- An elected Head of State
A President with Executive Powers who acts on behalf of the Monarch (i.e. the Queen). Any formality regarding consent must be strictly ceremonial. There can be no longer be any right to withhold power.
The President must be elected by a Two Round Presidential Election Process:-
Round One: All candidates receive first, second and third preference votes. Where the first candidate does not receive enough votes to be one of the first four after counting first preferences, that vote is discarded and the second preference vote is counted. Where the second preference is also not one of the top leading four after counting first preferences, then the third preference replaces the second preference. One all counting is completed, the two front-runners are taken forward to the Second Round of voting.
Round Two: The two most popular candidates from the first round stand against eachother.
In the first round, you may vote for your preferred candidate. However, in the second round, you can vote against the candidate you strongly dislike. There is no tactical voting as in the former system. This is a ‘head-to-head’ campaign between two candidates.
2. An elected, representative Parliament
Using the STV system, voters choose MPs from multi-party constituencies. Voters have a direct point of contact in the Parliament in the form of an MP from a party they actually voted for. In other words, they would not need to rely on an MP from a party with policies they strongly disagree with. They can contact an MP of their choice.