Alternative Vote


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Alternative Vote

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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (modifier) of or relating to a system of voting in which voters list the candidates in order of preference. If no candidate obtains more than 50% of first-preference votes, the votes for the bottom candidate are redistributed according to the voters' next preference. Abbreviation: AV See proportional representation
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The Alternative Vote referendum should not be reduced to a verdict on the Deputy Prime Minister's "broken promises", Mr Miliband was to insist.
AS you will realise, I am a positive opponent of the proposed Alternative Vote system.
uk CAMPAIGNERS urged voters to say "No" to the Alternative Vote, amid fears it could let in minority or extremist parties like the BNP.
The coming referendum on the alternative vote, which we also owe to the Liberals, could take us a small step nearer to a proper system of proportional representation giving electors a fairer form of government.
IN MAY you will be asked whether you want to keep the current voting system for the Westminster Parliament, often called first-past-the-post (FPTP), or switch to the Alternative Vote (AV).
Supporters of the proposed alternative vote system have offered little in the way of argument other than with the existing system it is possible to elect an MP with as little as 30% of the vote.
In its place would come the Alternative Vote system.
YOU may have missed it but the campaigns for and against the alternative vote (AV) are now underway with mud flying between both sides.
The ex-Islwyn MP said: "The Alternative Vote will increase the power of each vote because every vote in every constituency will have full value.
Under the Alternative Vote system, parliament would look similar to how it does now, as it still relies on each candidate winning a majority.
The British public must be re-empowered, the referendum on the alternative vote is an opportunity to do just that.
We have a simple choice - we can keep using the first past the post system to elect our politicians, delivering safe seats, or we can choose a new and fairer system - the Alternative Vote.

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