Plans to change the way MPs are elected have been overwhelmingly rejected by voters. More than two thirds of people voted to reject the Alternative Vote (AV) system in the first UK-wide referendum for 36 years.
With just over two days to go before the polls open for elections in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England, Nick Griffin has issued a rallying call to all British National Party members to make one last sustained effort to get the maximum British National Party vote.
This article has been submitted by Adam Walker and takes two forms. Firstly, it is a call for help over the next week to ensure we maximise our vote in the Welsh Assembly elections. Secondly, in the run-up to the various elections that are occurring next week all over other parts of our country, a guide has been put together to help you. This guide will ensure that you are best prepared wherever you may be and in whichever election you may be involved with.
By Stephen Palmer – For a referendum that is supposed to be about “fairer votes” and “more democracy”, it is ironic that the choice on offer in the coming AV poll is practically no choice at all.
I am writing today regarding the referendum on Alternative Voting (AV) to be held on the 5th May 2011. Despite both camps using the British National Party as a reason to vote one way or the other, our stance on the AV system is that we do not want it, do not need it, and can ill afford it.
The Alternative Voting system proposed by the Lib Dems and many leftist “thinkers” is even more undemocratic than the existing First Past the Post system, Nick Griffin warns.
The British National Party will call on its supporters to vote “no” in a referendum on changing Britain’s electoral system to the Alternative Voting (AV) system because it is fundamentally unfair to smaller parties.
The British National Party will call on its supporters to vote “no” in a referendum to be held next year on changing Britain’s electoral system to the Alternative Voting (AV) system because it is fundamentally unfair to smaller parties.
As part of his deal to become deputy Prime Minister, Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has abandoned his party’s policy of introducing a proportional representation “single transferable vote” (STV) system for the “alternative vote” (AV) system which the Electoral Reform Society (ERS) has dismissed as “even more disproportional than the first-past-the-post” system.