Monthly Archives: June 2016

Post EU referendum thoughts

The EU referendum turnout was 72% compared with 65.1% and 66.2% in the 2010 and 2015 general elections. Every vote should count in an election like a referendum. For the crucial exit negotiations, we need a Government that is truly … Continue reading

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Electoral reform – the other constitutional issue

The EU referendum is all but over now but every vote counts so, if you haven’t voted yet, it’s still worth voting before the polls close at 10.00 p.m. this evening. How unlike our general elections, where our votes are … Continue reading

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PR conference resolutions

Electoral reformers are proposing resolutions to this year’s Labour and Liberal Democrat conferences. Please see http://www.makevotesmatter.org.uk/labour4pr and at http://lder.org/conference-motion-prioritising-proportional-representation for more details. We wish them success. If you are a member of the Labour Party or Liberal Democrats, we urge … Continue reading

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If Brexit wins

Owen Winter, who started Make Votes Matter, has written an excellent article in Huffington Post about the legitimacy of Government if the UK votes tomorrow to leave the EU and he postulates on what might happen next. Please click on … Continue reading

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STV offers choice

Many of the Conservatives who voted for David Cameron last year would like the UK to leave the EU but they voted for him because he was the only Conservative candidate in the single-member constituency. Similarly, many of those who … Continue reading

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