Should have guessed that since I wrote the last post, someone would work out exactly how worthless our votes currently are. Well done to the New Economics Foundation (NEF) and voterpower.org.uk Other findings are:-
- AV is more proportional than FTtP by around 24% in terms of average voter power.
- AV increases the number of marginals by 54%.
- AV reduces the number of very safe seats by 18%.
Three very good reasons to vote YES to AV on May 5th. Add that the BNP are campaigning for a NO and anti-racists should vote YES to AV to stop the BNP (despite the clumsy YES to fairer votes campaign continually shooting themselves in the foot with their weak campaigning). Also upsetting the BNP's leader Nick Griffin is far more fun than upsetting Nick Clegg. Which Nick do you dislike most?