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An A-Z of rubbish arguments from No2AV (2nd edition)

A is for Australia As the No campaign never tire of telling us, only three countries use AV at the moment. One of them is Australia. According to one poll commissioned by the Institute for Public Affairs, 57% of Australians … Continue reading

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Independent AV Reform Debate at Warwick Uni tomorrow!

Tuesday 22nd February at 7:30pm Hosted & organised by Warwick University’s “Just Vote” movement- a debate about the Alternative Vote.  Featured Speakers- “Yes to AV” speakers John Strafford – Chairman of the Conservative Yes to AV campaign James Plaskitt – … Continue reading

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Conservative Central Office accused of stifling debate on AV by prominent party activist

News courtesy of ConservativeHome & also BBC News websites, that long-standing Conservative activist, writer & Chairman of the Conservative Yes to AV campaign, John Strafford has accused his own party’s hierarchy of deliberately trying to squash any debate within it’s … Continue reading

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Recent Warwickshire Debates Round-Up

Here’s a brief catch-up on recent debate goings-on at the University of Warwick & Warwick District Council, courtesy of Jeremy Ireland, the Phonebank Co-ordinator for our good neighbours at Yes to Fairer Votes Coventry & Warwickshire: UK fails the Democracy … Continue reading

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The impact of AV on Oldham East and Saddleworth

by Cory Hazlehurst. This originally appeared on Paperback Rioter. One of the more interesting predictable aspects of the Oldham East and Saddleworth post-mortems was the discussion of what effect holding the election under the Alternative Vote system would have had. … Continue reading

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Public Debate on Political Reform, 4th Feb 2011, 7pm.

The May Referendum and the Future of Political Reform A Question Time Style Debate on many different areas of Political Reform Friday 4th February 2011 at 7pm Free Entry Speakers include – Jack Dromey MP, Labour MP for Erdington. – … Continue reading

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Weekend round-up: more campaigning, AV on the TV & 3 other polls disagree with YouGov

A fair bit has gone on this weekend for our positive side of the voting reform referendum debate, both nationally & locally; firstly, members of our local Fairer Votes group were out again campaigning in Birmingham city centre on Saturday, … Continue reading

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