December 10, 2010

The Alternative Vote – the system no-one wants

By Robert McIlveen. Edited by Natalie Evans.

This report tests the Alternative Vote in six key areas: proportionality; safe seats; decisive results; wasted votes; tactical voting and MPs being elected on less than 50% of the vote and finds that in only one (the latter) does it constitute an improvement over First Past the Post.  Indeed, the report finds AV to be worse than FPTP and concludes that it should be rejected.


Robert McIlveen

Research Fellow, 2009-2010

Natalie Evans

Deputy Director, 2008-2011

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