Cllr Jon Hubbard

Wiltshire Councillor for Melksham South

Serving the community across Melksham

The Coalition Government has pledged to hold a referendum on whether to introduce the Alternative Vote (AV) for elections to the House of Commons. This very simple change to our current First-Past-the-Post (FPTP) voting system can have a profound, positive and lasting impact on how we do politics in Britain.

The principle is a no-brainer: the winner in an election should need the support of a majority of the people. AV makes this happen with ‘preference voting’. Voters swap the ‘X’ on the ballot paper for numbers, so they can rank the candidates in order of preference 1,2,3…

The case for voting YES to AV

  1. MPs with a real mandate
    Today barely 1 in 3 of MPs has support from a majority of their voters. With AV MPs would need to work harder to win and keep our support.
  2. A Stronger Link
    The constituency link is stronger – MPs have to reach out to the majority of voters.
  3. No more Tactical Voting
    Supporters of smaller parties can vote sincerely for their preferred candidate in the knowledge their vote can still help decide the winner.
  4. Shutting down Extremism
    Divisive or extremist candidates, who are unwilling to appeal to a wider electorate, have little or no chance of success.
  5. Positive Politics
    AV encourages candidates to actively appeal to supporters of other parties, reducing the need for negative campaigning.
  6. Simplicity
    AV is easy. Just mark your ballot paper 1, 2, 3 instead of using X.

Can you help Wiltshire Liberal Democrats to win?

Unlike other Parties who are funded by big business and the unions, the Liberal Democrats rely entirely on volunteers and supporters like you.

Donate Now

Join the Lib Dems

Wiltshire Council Election May 2017

Published and promoted by and on behalf of Matt Harding on behalf of Jon Hubbard (Liberal Democrat), 16 St Mary's Place, Chippenham SN15 1EN

Hosted by YourWebSolution Ltd, 2 Sweetbriar Road, Melksham SN12 6FR. Tel 01225 808870.
Powered by LibDemSites