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We don’t have the facts but we’re voting yes!

By Ollie Cussen  

If Cameron's Conservatives are to stay true to their ideals, should they support the introduction of the 'alternative vote'?

“So let me get this straight,” I interrupted. “AV makes for better MPs, because they can make fewer people pissed off?”

“Sort of,” explained the weary local activist. “There are so many safe seats under the current system that MPs can stroll through a career without really having to care about constituents’ concerns. If you need to get 50% of the vote, you have to listen more.” His patience was clearly wearing thin. When you have to spell out the cause to fellow canvassers as well as constituents, you…

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