Was that David Davis training in Crystal Palace?Will you be calling on David Cameron to stand aside for the FPTP winner of the Conservative Leadership contest - David Davis?If it is such an unfair system why do you use it to elect Conservative Party leader? And why is it still used to elect the Mayor of London? Would you call on Boris to step down if he only beats Ken with the help of 2nd preference votes?
Jimmy,This is such a weak argument. With Boris, Cameron, Miliband elections people are voting for a single person rather than a representative body.As the ERS origionally siad (before their miraculus convertion to the cause of AV):"The Electoral Reform Society regards AV as the best voting system when a single position is being elected. However, as AV is not a proportional system, the Society does not regard it as suitable for the election of a representative body, e.g. a parliament, council, committees, etc"
Sadly I still feel that I will vote Yes to the AV system for no other reason than I just cannot believe the rather expensive looking leaflet that fell through my letterbox from the NO campaign (how much did the leaflet cost by the way? Did the Conservatives foot the entire bill?).Yes the leaflet declared that the alleged cost of £250M, could be spent on Schools and Hospitals. The magic word is "could" of course as it could also be spent on bombs, missiles, taxi fares, moats or duck houses.If Mr James Cleverly would like to go on the record and guarantee that the £250M would be spent on Schools and Hospitals and prove with receipts ;) then the NO campaign can have my vote right now.
I think we all know how much any sort of guarantee from Mr Cleverly would be worth. Give it up James, you're compromised.
The whole point of the use of AV to elect MPs is that we are in fact electing a single representative to the parliament from constituency.As long as we hold on to the idea of constituency representatives AV is the right method to use.
The video also shows a single person running a race and makes no distinction between AV for a single representative and FPTP for a representative parliament. You are saying that you have no sympathy for that little boy (let's call him David Davis) when he lost under AV. And you call my argument weak!
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