Clause 1 — Referendum on the alternative vote system

Part of Royal Commission (London) – in the House of Commons at 6:30 pm on 12th October 2010.

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Photo of Bernard Jenkin Bernard Jenkin Chair, Public Administration Committee 6:30 pm, 12th October 2010

If we were really keen on reflecting what the electorate of this country want, we would not give them a referendum at all, because I do not think they want one. [Hon. Members: "Europe!"] In the interests of coalition unity, let us not go there-I think that is the expression.


Robert Feal-Martinez
Posted on 13 Oct 2010 6:23 pm (Report this annotation)

Bernard Jenkins simply fails to understand the will of the people despite all the events of the last few years.

We as voting citizens want a referendum, but not on AV we want one to include the four options that currently exist. It is quite bizarre that at a National level we are being denied a voting system used by the other 3 countries of the union.

We are not naive we know why, it's because it will block small parties like UKIP, the Greens, and even the BNP from making inroads into our democracy. The political elite simply can't let that happen, the AV Referendum is just a sham that fools no one.