Saturday 11 September 2010

Yes to Fairer Votes

I'm pleased to see the 'Yes to Fairer Votes' campaign is gathering momentum, with the announcement of the first appointments to the team that will lead the call for a ‘Yes’ vote on the Alternative Vote (AV) in next year’s referendum.

The campaign is currently building the grass roots organisation that will take the message to the country ahead of next May.

Campaign Chair Pam Giddy pointed out,

"You can be an MP today with less than one in three voters on your side.

"The system has produced safe seats where many MPs are set for life, and that’s bred complacency and allowed voters to be taken for granted.

By voting ‘Yes’ in the referendum we can take what works with the current system and improve on it, and give politics a long-overdue upgrade."

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