Why on earth do people think AV is better than FPTP? It will actually produce the same results as FPTP; the only diference being that you will get to list candidates in terms of preference. So the person with the most first preference votes wins…so how is that different? What if you happen to live in constituency (as I do) where the choice is between the three main parties, The Greens, UKIP and the BNP and you don’t like any of the choices? Hold my nose and vote for the least worst option or vote tactically as is the case presently?
I keep hearing how tactical voting will be eliminated with AV. How so?
Far from being a more democratic system, AV merely provides the illusion of choice. In many instances, it’s a choice between stools and faeces. In other words, it’s not a choice.