Say YES! to the Alternative Vote on 5th May

March 25, 2011 12:13 PM

Yes to Fairer Votes logoOn 5th May you have a choice. You can keep the discredited First Past the Post system to elect our MPs, or you can choose a new and fairer system - Alternative Vote (AV). Back the campaign for change at www.YesToFairerVotes.org

AV is a small change that makes a big difference.

Saying YES! to Fairer Votes Means:


Yes to Fairer Votes logo - speech bubble 1MPs working harder to earn - and keep - our support

Your next MP would have to aim to get more than 50% of the vote to be sure of winning. At present they can be handed power with just one vote in three. They'll need to work harder to win - and keep - your support.

Yes to Fairer Votes logo - speech bubble 2A bigger say on who your local MP is

Ranking candidates gives you more say - in who comes first and who comes last. If your favourite doesn't win, you can still have a say. It's as easy as 1,2,3…

Yes to Fairer Votes logo - speech bubble 3Tackling the 'jobs for life' culture

Too many MPs have their 'safe seats' for life. Force complacent politicians to sit up and listen, and reach out to the communities they seek to represent.

AV keeps what works with our current system, and eliminates many of its weaknesses. It's a long overdue upgrade to make a 19th century system fit for the politics of the 21st century.

Our parliament will better represent our communities. MPs will have to have a better view of what your community thinks - and that's because they will have to listen harder to your views.

It's simple. If someone wants to represent your community they need the votes of the majority of the community. That's what making every vote count really means.


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