Category Archives: Electoral Reform

Discussion of electoral reform.

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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Integrating Alternative Vote into Reform of the House of Lords.

As an advocate of proportional representation I am a  reluctant supporter of casting my vote in favour of AV – the Alternative Vote –  at the forthcoming referendum.  If the yes vote succeeds however, this “miserable little compromise”  as Nick … Continue reading

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