Author Archives: Chris B

The problem with First Past the Post

First Past the Post is broken. Dan Snow looks at why First Past the Post is broken, and then at a historical perspective of our constitution and why Coalitions are more likely under First Past the Post (as well as … Continue reading

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Alternative Vote Debate: Kings Heath, Birmingham

On Saturday 2nd April some of the region’s top authorities on voting reform will gather in Kings Heath, Birmingham, to present their perspectives to the community, and join in the conversation about the upcoming alternative vote referendum. This important event … Continue reading

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Liberal Democrat President Tim Farron visits Solihull

Tim Farron, MP and President of the Liberal Democrats visited Mell Square in Solihull today (Monday) to promote a Yes vote in May’s Alternative Vote Referendum.  Tim joined Lorely Burt MP and local activists, leafleting and discussing issues surrounding the … Continue reading

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More ‘Yes- Birmingham’ Press Coverage

We are very pleased by the Edgbaston and Harborne Observer’s coverage of Colin Green, a member of the Birmingham ‘Yes to Fairer Votes’ team and one of the 100 leading ‘faces of change’. Here is the article for those who … Continue reading

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AV is STV for Single Member Constituencies

The latest campaign from ‘No to AV’, after the failed attempts to try and persuade people that the referendum is going to cost lots of money and kill babies, is to try and persuade people that a vote for First … Continue reading

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Why Conservatives should vote ‘Yes’ to AV?

At the end of last week, a group of senior Conservative activists launched their ‘Yes to the Alternative Vote’ website:  Conservative ‘Yes’.  It gives some great reasons for voting Yes, which we should probably add to our Why Choose ‘Yes’ … Continue reading

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The Truth Behind the Advert

I was the person who took the photo which has now appeared on Left Foot Forward, the New Statesman and the Independent (I would have hoovered had I know it would be used so much). I took the photo because … Continue reading

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