Category Archives: Referendum Bill

What? No Apple Pie? The Alternative Vote Referendum Ballot in Full

Whilst manning our street stall in Leith we were approached for the first time by someone who thought that if they voted Yes to the Alternative Vote voting system in the referendum on the 5th May they would never get … Continue reading

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What did the Jenkins Committee have to say about the Alternative Vote

Far from being a miserable little compromise the Alternative Vote System has some real advantages. Here is the key passage from the Jenkins Commission, where it lays out some of the best features of the voting system we have a … Continue reading

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The Alternative Vote System – A Brief Guide for New Users

On 5th May 2011 the UK will be holding a referendum on whether to adopt the Alternative Vote voting system for electing Members of Parliament to the House of Commons.

Posted in Advantages of the Alternative Vote, Alternative Voting System, For and Against, Preferential Voting, proportional voting, Referendum Bill, Uncategorized, Voting for Change, Voting more than once, Wasted Votes, X Voting, Yes to AV | 4 Comments

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

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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Shades of ’79 – “If less than 40% of the electorate vote in the referendum, the result shall not be binding”

Lord Rooker, a former Labour Minister, has had an amendment to the AV referendum bill passed in the Lords. The amendment states that if the turn out in the referendum is less than 40% the referendum result should not be … Continue reading

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