Monday, 3 January 2011
Yes to fairer votes stall in Reading
I spent an hour or so at lunchtime campaigning for a yes vote at the Alternative Vote referendum in May 2011. About one in five people accepted a flier, but in my brief time on Broad Street there wasn't much of an appetite amongst the general public to talk about the issues -- it was snowing though!
As I have said before I think moving to the Alternative Vote would be a step in the right direction towards a truly proportional system, but there is still a long way to go with the referendum as the first hurdle to cross.
There is more about the progressive grouping campaigning for electoral reform on the Yes to Fairer Votes website.