On May 5th 2011, there will be a referendum on whether to adopt the Alternative Vote. The First Past The Post system hands power to the lucky few who live in marginal constituencies and sucks it away from the vast majority of us who do not. So over the next eight months the Liberal Democrats will be fighting hard, with others, for a ‘yes’ vote in the referendum.
I’ve pledged to vote YES to fairer votes on May 5th 2011.
We’ve seen the results of the current voting system from the War in Iraq to the MPs’ expenses scandals. The problem is that too many MPs do not answer to the voters because they are in a ‘safe seat’. Other MPs can get elected even though more than two thirds of people vote against them. Many votes are ‘wasted’.
It’s time to change this in Britain.
On May 5th 2011 millions of people across Britain will vote on how we elect our MPs. But it is about more than just changing the way we vote, it’s about giving power back to the voters and getting MPs and a Government that works for you. Already people are lining up to stop this change, to keep the current, broken system.
We cannot let them win. Join our campaign!
Register here to become part of the Liberal Democrats’ Fairer Votes Campaign and we’ll stay in touch as the campaign develops to let you know how to get involved and help shape a fairer future.