Tag: AV

  • Reject Alternative Vote

    Reject Alternative Vote

    Support for alternative vote (AV) system is a betrayal of those who have worked for many years for electoral reform. AV is no fairer than first past post and will reinforce sectarian voting patterns in Northern Ireland. For those of us who have campaigned for electoral reform and a fair electoral system the introduction of […]

  • Oppose Alternative Vote in Referendum

    Oppose Alternative Vote in Referendum

    At its AGM Green Party members voted to oppose the alternative vote in next year’s referendum. The motion was proposed by MLA Brian Wilson who argued that “AV was not a proportional system and was no fairer than the present “first past the post.” In agreeing to this referendum the Lib Dems had betrayed all […]

  • Three Polls on One Day (5TH MAY 2011)

    Three Polls on One Day (5TH MAY 2011)

    In response to the Secretary of State’s letter Brian dismisses the suggestion that three polls could be held on the same day as not only impractical but likely to lead to chaos, confusion and widespread frustration. Alderman Wilson states that the Green Party position is: • Ideally each election should be held on different days […]

  • Lib Dems Support for Alternative Vote

    Lib Dems Support for Alternative Vote

    Nick Cleggs’ support for alternative vote (AV) system is a betrayal of those who have worked for many years for electoral reform. AV is no fairer than first past post and will reinforce sectarian voting patterns in Northern Ireland. For those of us who have campaigned for electoral reform and a fair electoral system Cleggs […]

  • Three Polls on One Day is Not On

    Three Polls on One Day is Not On

    Brian Wilson MLA says that the announcement by the BBC that the referendum on the alternative vote system will be held on the 5 May 2011 means that the Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland must look again at the date for the Northern Ireland Assembly elections. At present the local government elections and the […]