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Sayeeda Warsi: AV voting referendum

Published on the BBC News Website, Monday 11th April 2011

Baroness Warsi says the public faces a “massive choice” on 5 May

A referendum will be held on 5 May on whether to keep the first-past-the-post system for electing MPs or to switch to the alternative vote. The BBC is asking a variety of people to give their personal view.

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Sayeeda Warsi: The Sun, Why a vote for AV is a vote for BNP

Eighty years ago, Winston Churchill warned the House of Commons that the Alternative Vote was “the stupidest, the least scientific, the most unreal” system of voting.

He predicted that under AV elections would be decided by the “most worthless votes given for the most worthless candidates”.

It is no big surprise that Churchill was opposed to AV.

After all, AV flies in the face of a fundamental British principle – one that has been the cornerstone of our democracy and a beacon to the rest of the world – the principle of one person, one vote.

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Sayeeda Warsi: AV will give extremist parties more credibility

The Rt Hon Baroness Warsi, Wednesday 29th March 2011

Speaking at Toynbee Hall on the impact of AV

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