Category Archives: Local Activism

Edinburgh Says Yes on the Beach – Guest Post by Kate

As part of a nationwide series of Purple Picnics at the beach the Edinburgh Yes to Fairer Votes campaign joined hundreds of campaigners across the UK in an awareness raising event at some of the nation’s favourite beach. Electoral Reform … Continue reading

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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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Citizens Rejoice As Voting Reform Bill Given Royal Assent

So the bill for a referendum on voting reform has been given the Royal Assent and is now an Act. I’m very excited. Here in Edinburgh we’ve been working away for months building a campaign team and building our ability to … Continue reading

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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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A Calculated Insult to the People of Scotland

Whilst flyering on the road to Murrayfield we had one lady stop and tell us she was going to spoil her ballot paper as a protest because she felt the referendum should not be held on the same day as … Continue reading

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