Having cast my vote(s) today in the local elections in the Peoples' Republic of Jockistan, I have a question regarding the Single Tranferrable Vote (STV). After casting my vote for both local and constituency candidates, I then had to place 1-9 on the ballot to indicate my preference of various candidates who are standing as "list candidates". On the list were one each for the Tories, Lib Dem, Greens and SNP, but four for Labour. What the hell is that all about? Perhaps I have misunderstood the system, but does that not seem somewhat unbalanced?