Archive for the ‘NOtoAV’ Category

Yes Campaign Launches National Poster Campaign

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Today the Yes to Fairer Votes campaign launched a new national poster campaign, the posters forgo the negative campaigning being conducted by the No to AV camp and focus on the simple change to AV and its benefits.

Katie Ghose Chair of the Yes to Fairer Votes campaign said:

“A Yes vote will make MPs work harder for your vote. It will cut safe seats. It will give voters more of a say. Politicians like to promise the world. We won’t. AV isn’t a silver bullet; it’s a simple upgrade on First Past the Post.

“We can make politics better, or it can stay the same. That’s the choice on 5th May”

All three posters launched today can be viewed here [PDF].

Another day, another NO2AV lie squashed

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

In the latest of an increasinly desperate series of misleading claims about what the introduction of AV would mean, NO2AV today issued a press release claiming it would lead to an increase in spoilt ballots.

This is what the Political Studies Association report by Dr. Alan Renwick  has to say on the subject:

AV has no clear effect on the number of spoilt ballots

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Tories Come Out in Force for a No Vote

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Today Conservative Home exclusively revealed that seven Conservative MPs and two unsuccessful candidates from the 2010 General Election have joined the NOtoAV campaign as official spokes people. As written on ConHome:

They can be expected to play a leading role during the forthconing referendum in highlighting the message of why people should vote against changing our electoral system both in the media and in debates taking place up and down the country.

In fact, George Eustice one of the names listed as a spokesman for the NOtoAV campaign, conceded on Newsnight that AV would cost the Tories seats.

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