Tag Archives: Alternative Vote

Letter to The Times

For those who don’t read The Times, it carried a letter of mine in today’s edition: Sir, William Waldegrave (“Why I refused to sign the ‘no to AV’ letter”, Opinion, Mar 31) makes the point that under AV one’s vote … Continue reading

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The AV campaign is pants

The campaign for AV was launched today.  It was rubbish.  I could have made a better case for AV.  Leaving aside the misuse of the English language, given it a weight it cannot reasonably bear, some of the claims were … Continue reading

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AV – not exactly flavour of the month

If the Alternative Vote (AV) is so good as a means of electing legislators, why is it used in national parliamentary elections in only Australia, Papua New Guinea and Fiji?

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The campaign has begun

The referendum on AV is just over ten weeks away.   The campaign has begun, but I doubt if many people have noticed.  It will be interesting to see if it does attract attention in the last month, the royal wedding … Continue reading

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Electoral systems

It will be interesting to see to what extent the Labour leadership election results influences voting in the proposed referendum on the introduction of the alternative vote (AV) for parliamentary elections.  If Labour had employed the first-past-the-post electoral system, then (assuming the same voting … Continue reading

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A referendum on AV?

If there is a referendum on the Alternative Vote, I will be campaigning hard for a No vote.  The Alternative Vote is arguably the worst of both worlds.  It doesn’t satisfy advocates of proportional representation.  It is not a proportional … Continue reading

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