Tuesday, May 11, 2010

UK Alternative Vote (AV)

MPs won't get elected unless they have 50% of the vote? That seems even more destructive of representation than FPP! Proportional representation (PR) enables greater representation of smaller minorities. The AV 50% only allows a majority – that would be the end of the Lib Dems and any other party than the main two. It's majority only rules. This would not be a good idea for representation that reflects the diversity of the public.

I don't like the sound it, I may be wrong (let me know if am), but if it's what it sounds like then it's a bad idea for any member of our society for whom the two main parties aren't representative.

Nick Clegg, the Lib Dems, and everyone who voted for them must get a fair and open referendum on electoral reform THAT INCLUDES PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION! If the Conservatives can't offer this to the general public to decide then they do not deserve to form a government.



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