Category Archives: Edinburgh

Some Time in Leith – Proclaiming the Alternative Vote in Leith

In Edinburgh we’ve been running street stalls for months now but last Sunday we had our first non-rugby adventure away from Princes Street. We set off to Leith to spread the good word about adopting the alternative vote voting system … Continue reading

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The Advantages of the Alternative Vote – No More Wasted Votes, No More Split Votes

Possibly the greatest advantage of the Alternative Vote, or any preferential voting system, is that is does away with split votes. Split votes are one of the disadvantages of the First Past the Post system and lead to some of … Continue reading

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The Advantages of the Alternative Vote – Making MP’s Work Harder, for YOU

One of the great advantages of the alternative vote system is that it makes MP work harder. Not just harder, it makes them concentrate on the needs and wishes of their constituents. Not just the narrow range of constituents needed to … Continue reading

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The Advantages of the Alternative Vote System – An Overview

On 5th of May a referendum will be held to ask you, the voter, for the first time ever, how you want to elect your main public servants, Members of Parliament.  You will be offered a choice of voting Yes … Continue reading

Posted in Advantages of the Alternative Vote, Arguments for and Against, BNP, Conservative Party, Edinburgh, For and Against, Preferential Voting, Referendum Bill, Small Parties, Split Votes, UKIP, X Voting, Yes to AV | 14 Comments

Edinburgh Says Yes – In All Her Rainbow Colours But Mainly Purple

Whilst Flyering the Faithful on the road to Murrayfield we had just two people tell us they were going to vote No and their reasons for doing so were interesting. The other can be found here.  This post is mainly … Continue reading

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Flyering the Faithful

On Saturday, 60,000 people gathered in Murrayfield to be told about the benefits of changing our electoral system from First Past the Post to the Alternative Vote.  I’m told some of them went on later to watch a rugby game.

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Hi, I’m Danny and I’m Volunteering With Rastafarian Votes

The Edinburgh group have run three phone banking sessions so far. We’ve probably only made a hundred or so outgoing calls and most of those have not been answered. 

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