I’ll be voting YES for the AV system on May 5.
It’s time MPs were reminded that they work for us and the country first and their party second.
First-past-the-post fails the ‘fairness’ test because a party with a minority of the votes often gets to be the majority party in parliament, and MPs’ job security is governed by their party and not the voter.
Electoral turnout is dire – when only a few marginal constituencies make a difference and MPs can be elected with less than 30 per cent of the vote, no wonder the rest of us are disillusioned and don’t bother.
I urge everyone who isn’t happy with the status quo to do something about it – vote in the referendum.
AV isn’t perfect – it’s a small first step that says to our government ‘YES – I want a fairer system, not more of the same’.