Tag Archives: Alternative Vote

A change in direction?

The results of the referendum were remarkable.  For the No vote to triumph over the Yes vote by a margin of more than two to one was a staggering success for the ‘No to AV’ campaign.  Survey data revealed that the more AV … Continue reading

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Referendum turnout

The turnout in the AV referendum was 41.8%, notably higher than many had expected.  Of those who in my earlier post had a guess as to the turnout, Peta wins the prize having opted for 42%.  Charlesbarry comes a close second with 41%.  Congratulations … Continue reading

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It is not an advisory referendum

I am surprised by the number of people who think that once the result of the referendum result is known, it will then be up to Parliament to pass an Act, if it chooses to do so, to introduce the Alternative … Continue reading

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Shall I write?

“The Liberal Democrats are threatening to report senior Conservative figures to the electoral regulator after accusing them of misleading the public over the impact of changing the voting system.” Daily Telegraph, 25 April 2011. Hmm, just wondering if I should … Continue reading

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Who will win?

The speaker at the Political Studies Association annual dinner last night was Tony Wright, former MP and Chair of the Public Administration Select Committee.  During his talk, he asked for a show of hands of those who would be voting … Continue reading

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Conservative leaders are not elected by a form of AV

Why on earth do supporters of the Alternative Vote (AV) claim that the Conservative Party uses a form of AV to elect its leader?  Paddy Ashdown was doing it earlier today.  Some also claim that the French elect their  president … Continue reading

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Not a strong argument

The Deputy Prime Minister is today arguing the case for AV.  Or rather he is making claims without apparently advancing any substantive arguments.  Saying that in future the arguments against AV will appear as nonsensical as those used against giving … Continue reading

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