AV Referendum Campaigns Get Going

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20 Apr 2011

It seems that the alternative vote referendum campaigns have finally caught the nation’s attention this week. Unfortunately both the Yes and No campaigns though are being clouded by personalities and negative campaigning; some might say this is typical of politics and politicians.

Whilst I am not in favour of proportional representation I am in favour of the alternative vote system as I believe that the current first past the post system is wrong. The alternative vote system not only still allows an MP to represent a single constituency but also ensures that a candidate has to get 50% of the votes cast before they can be endorsed as a parliamentary representative. I think this is a fairer system so I hope that the country votes for this change in the forthcoming referendum on 5th May.