Experts on proportional representation vote

Human and Social Development, Social Sciences

The following University of Victoria researchers are available to media for expert comment on the results announced today of the 2018 referendum on BC electoral reform. 

Daniel Westlake (Dept. of Political Science) is an expert on Canadian political parties and electoral systems. He can discuss the results of BC’s proportional representation vote and the implications for the province, and is available today, tomorrow and through the holiday period. (Office: 250-721-7499 or

Michael J. Prince (Faculty of Human and Social Development / Dept. of Political Science) is the Lansdowne Professor of Social Policy at UVic. He too can discuss the results of the referendum and implications for democracy and the voting system, as well as provide expert comment on partisan/party politics. (Office: 250-721-8043 or )

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Media contacts

Anne MacLaurin (Social Sciences Communications) at 250-217-4259 (cell) or sosccomm@uvic.ca

Tara Sharpe (University Communications + Marketing) at 250-721-6248 or tksharpe@uvic.ca

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