Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 7:46 pm on 6th September 2010.

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Photo of Bernard Jenkin Bernard Jenkin Chair, Public Administration Committee 7:46 pm, 6th September 2010

I hesitate to correct my hon. Friend, but the Australians use a variant of the alternative vote, not the system proposed. They call it preferential voting, and it requires people compulsorily to number all the candidates on the ballot paper. I am afraid that only Papua New Guinea and Fiji use the alternative vote.