Talk:Group Representation Constituency/GA1
After a look over the article, the grammar is good, though I found this one error in the Opposition parties disadvantaged section:
- "GRC scheme benefits the PAP as the it can put together stronger teams." - Grammar error
My main problem with this article is, however, the overall lack of citations on several statements throughout the article. They are:
- "The adoption of the GRC scheme in 1988 therefore represented a significant shift in thinking from the views of the Constitutional Commission."
- "This is usually done a few months before a general election is called."
- "For the 2011 general election, there were 12 SMCs and 15 GRCs."
- "On 27 May 2009, the Government announced that it would refine the size and number of GRCs. This could be achieved without amending either the Constitution or the Parliamentary Elections Act. Instead, when the next EBRC was appointed, its terms of reference would instruct the Committee to plan for fewer six-member GRCs than at present, and to reduce the average size of each GRC. The average size of GRCs at that time was 5.4 MPs because there were only five-member and six-member GRCs. The new average, however, would not exceed five MPs.
- "In the 2011 general election, SMCs returned to Parliament 12 MPs and 15 GRCs a total of 75 MPs."
- "As Article 39A of the Constitution states, the GRC scheme entrenches the presence of minority MPs in Parliament, ensuring that interests of minority communities are represented in Parliament. In this way, the democratic ideal of equality is achieved by ensuring that all races are accorded Parliamentary representation."
- "As the population of a constituency grows, it becomes increasingly difficult for an MP to singlehandedly represent all his or her constituents' views. A team of MPs arguably has greater access to more constituents, and the fact that there are different MPs in the team suggests they can more effectively provide representation in Parliament of a wide range of constituents' views."
- "Improving the link between voters and MPs, and to make the latter more accountable was the reason for the changes proposed in 2009 to introduce more SMCs and to reduce the size of GRCs."
On this page: , it notes that a few of the URL's for the references have a "connection issue". Please check the links and maybe search through the Wayback Machine or find a replacement URL.--12george1 (talk) 16:01, 9 January 2012 (UTC)
- Fixed: Links removed. Due to changes made at http://www.parliament.gov.sg, it is no longer possible to link to Parliamentary debates online. — SMUconlaw (talk) 20:08, 12 January 2012 (UTC)
Is the nomination placed on hold or have you not yet finished your review? I have corrected the grammatical error and added a reference for the statements about the number of SMCs and GRCs, as well as the number of MPs they returned, in the 2011 general election. --J.L.W.S. The Special One (talk) 16:08, 12 January 2012 (UTC)