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    View Poll Results: Wil you vote Yes or No in the referendum

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    Yes or No

    This is a discussion on Yes or No within the Everyday Life forums, part of the Community channel category; A big no here..there's enough loonies as it is. AV basically means even if a candidate or party gets the ...

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      Re: Yes or No

      A big no here..there's enough loonies as it is.

      AV basically means even if a candidate or party gets the most votes, there's a good chance they wont win, which completely defeats the whole object of voting for someone/a party in the first place.


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      Re: Yes or No

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      Re: Yes or No

      Quote Originally Posted by James_Mitchell View Post
      A big no here..there's enough loonies as it is.

      AV basically means even if a candidate or party gets the most votes, there's a good chance they wont win, which completely defeats the whole object of voting for someone/a party in the first place.
      Yes, the main argument of the yesses is that some are getting into Parliament with only 30% of the vote. This system could put someone into Parliament with less than 10% of the first option votes. The only ones who will benefit are the non Labour or Tory parties as no Labour supporter is going to give their 2nd vote to a Tory and vice versa. Who is likely to get the second vote? Yes you guessed right, the LibDems, the main instigators of this system..

      In my opinion, if this was adopted, we would forever be saddled by coalition governments

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      Re: Yes or No

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      Yes, the main argument of the yesses is that some are getting into Parliament with only 30% of the vote. This system could put someone into Parliament with less than 10% of the first option votes. The only ones who will benefit are the non Labour or Tory parties as no Labour supporter is going to give their 2nd vote to a Tory and vice versa. Who is likely to get the second vote? Yes you guessed right, the LibDems, the main instigators of this system..

      In my opinion, if this was adopted, we would forever be saddled by coalition governments
      I think most of the yes and no campaigns' arguments are fatuous.

      AV won't won't stop candidates with less than 50% of the vote getting elected, because a lot of people will still only vote for one candidate.

      It should increase the vote for smaller parties, since a vote for them wont be wasted, as your second choice vote will count.

      I think it will also make the order candidates are listed on the ballot paper quite important, because people voting for a change of government, rather than loyal to a particular party, may be liable to vote '1' for their preferred candidate, then number the rest in sequence down the list, skipping the party(ies) they want to keep out..

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      Re: Yes or No

      I think it will also make the order candidates are listed on the ballot paper quite important
      I think they are listed alphabetically, so anyone calling themselves the Abbadabado party would probably get the top spot.

      As it is the BNP will top most lists.

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      Re: Yes or No

      i will also be voting no im happy with our current voting system i will also be voting in the local elections to im not saying who im voting for but it will not be ****ing labour

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      Re: Yes or No

      Quote Originally Posted by deadman1984 View Post
      i will also be voting no im happy with our current voting system i will also be voting in the local elections to im not saying who im voting for but it will not be ****ing labour
      i didnt think you were old enough to vote lol :P
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      Re: Yes or No

      Quote Originally Posted by deadman1984 View Post
      i will also be voting no im happy with our current voting system i will also be voting in the local elections to im not saying who im voting for but it will not be ****ing labour
      Or BNP lol.
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      Re: Yes or No

      To be fair, whether anyone believes that the current system should be changed or not, too many people no longer have any respect for those whom wish to work as politicians.

      I appreciate that a lot of people want to know how previous elections might have changed if AV has been available, but this is an unfair question. The data was not collected at the time, so no one can know.

      A simple 'I'm voting for X party because I don't like Y party', could become 'I'm voting X party 1st, Z party 2nd, W party third, Y fourth, but I really detest S party, so they're 5th'.

      Some partys will benefit from this system, for example the Greens & local independents, whilst others may well suffer if there are more people who don't like them. This is why the BNP in particular do not want AV.

      Personally speaking, I have found that a politician is more likely to want to follow his/her party than consider the needs of the local residents.

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      Re: Yes or No

      Quote Originally Posted by deadman1984 View Post
      i will also be voting no im happy with our current voting system i will also be voting in the local elections to im not saying who im voting for but it will not be ****ing labour
      Why is it for someone who's spelling is atrocious you can manage to spell swear words correctly ?


     

     
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