Tag Archives: FPTP

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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AV Speaker Debate in West Bromwich- Friday 15th April

AV Debate- West Bromwich Town Hall Friday 15th April @ 7:30pm All are welcome at this debate about the Voting Reform Referendum, which has been organised by Tom Watson MP (Labour, West Bromwich East & supporter of Labour Yes) & … Continue reading

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The Alternative Vote (& why we need it) in videos!

Excellent viral video maker & blogger C.G.P. Grey has followed up the success of his video that neatly explains why our current FPTP voting system really no longer works for us as a democracy, with this video that brilliantly gives … 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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Local “Youth Says YES!” event on BBC Midlands Today

You might have caught this already on BBC Midlands Today, but here’s a video (on Youtube) of their coverage of the “Youth Says YES!” event at the University of Birmingham & also the wider debate. Well done to all the … 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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A rough guide to where the parties stand on AV

Ok, the graphic above is just a general illustration of broadly where the leaders, officials & representatives of the major & minor parties stand on the issue of whether to adopt AV or stick with the current system. I shall … Continue reading

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