Category Archives: AV Referendum May 2011

Referendums and Electoral Reform

The result of the referendum on the Alternative Vote did not come as a complete surprise to this blogger. The discussion was dominated by the conservatism of the Tory/Labour political establishment whose arguments were rhetorical rather than rational. The self … Continue reading

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What if…The Alternative Vote and the Iraq War

Had the 1997 UK election taken place under AV, would the UK have joined the United States in their invasion of Iraq? This may seem an odd question, for the Labour majority in 1997 was so great that it is … Continue reading

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Why you should vote for change on May 5th. The Argument for AV.

On BBC TV’s Question Time [Thursday 14th April] Michael Howard smugly declared that the Alternative Vote was “nobody’s first choice” . Given that his own party has set the agenda of the referendum on electoral reform which will take place … Continue reading

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