I think that it was a mistake to agree to a referendum on AV, given that it was a minor change to our FPTP system. While I support STV for local elections, I want to see a commitment to voting reform for Parliament at the same time. Unfortunately I see no chance of this happening, and any warm words from Labour on a Constitutional Convention are just that - warm words.
Until we change the system, so that every vote does count, we need to make sure that everyone knows that their votes are being wasted because Labour and the Tories are happy to retain the cosy electoral system that suits them, and disenfranchises so many.
Published and promoted by S Bate on behalf John Leech (Liberal Democrats) all at 6 Stanton Gardens, Manchester M20 2PT.