AV Myth Busting….

Myself and Jane Watkinson have a piece on Broad Left Blogging where we take-on some of the myths supporters of the pro-AV camp are peddling…


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2 responses to “AV Myth Busting….”

  1. Andy W says :

    I’ve posted a comment on the blog piece which hasn’t been accepted yet by the moderator:

    1) There will be no tactical voting under AV. Read this on the LSE blog: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/?p=3915

    2) The referendum might be in the same bill as reduce + equalise, but voting ‘no’ won’t stop reduce + equalise from happening. Assess the referendum on its own merits.

    3) Your stuff about the BNP is nonsense. They don’t have enough supporters for their second preferences to decide results, except in a small number of seats (e.g. Dagenham) where the same candidate would win regardless of whether BNP transfers were counted.

    4) You are confusing minor parties with extremist parties. AV is good for parties like the Greens and UKIP, which are small but part of the mainstream debate. It is bad for extremist parties like the BNP or National Front, which have solid core support, but can’t reach out to other parties’ voters.

    Andy White
    Electoral Reform Society


  2. darrellgoodliffe says :


    Many thanks for the comment. If you head over to BLB you will see the comment has now been accepted and has a reply.

    Kind Regards,



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