Category Archives: Voting for Change

Vote Yes for Change. Vote No for More of the Same

On 5th May you can vote Yes for a change to the Alternative Vote System, or you can vote No for more of the same. It’s a simple choice, Yes for change, or No for more of the same. More … 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 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.

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The Advantages of the Alternative Vote – No More Wasted Votes, Fewer Disenfranchised Voters

To my mind, the greatest advantages of the Alternative Vote is that it does away with wasted votes. There are others. Wasted votes, where you might as well have not bothered going to the polling station lead to apathy and … 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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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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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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