Alternative Vote: An end to wasted votes and a triumph for democracy?

Do you agree that the alternative vote system is an end to wasted votes and a triumph for democracy?

 
Karin Bottom

Yes

Dr Karin Bottom

“The Liberal Democrats have long
voiced a wish to replace the UK’s
Single Member Plurality voting system, more commonly termed First Past the Post (FPTP), arguing that it discriminates against  smaller parties
by failing to convert their votes into seats.”

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Peter Kerr

No

Dr Peter Kerr

“Many keen supporters of electoral reform and, indeed, any constitutional reform agenda which aims to strengthen processes of representation and accountability, may find it difficult to feel overly excited about the prospect of the introduction of the Alternative Vote (AV) for UK general elections.”

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