Clause 1 — Referendum on the alternative vote system

Part of Royal Commission (London) – in the House of Commons at 9:30 pm on 12th October 2010.

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Leader of the Green Party 9:30 pm, 12th October 2010

I beg to move amendment 7, in clause 1, page 1, leave out from line 7 to end of line 4 on page 2 and insert-

'(3) The questions that are to appear on the ballot paper are-

"(1) Do you want to change the current "first past the post" system for electing Members of Parliament to the House of Commons?

(2) If there were a change, list your order of preference, 1, 2, 3, for the United Kingdom to adopt:

(a) The 'alternative vote' system,

(b) The 'additional member' system, or

(c) The 'single transferable vote' system with multi-member constituencies?".

(4) In Wales, a Welsh version of the question is also to appear on the ballot papers.

(5) The voting for the second question in the referendum shall be in accordance with section ( Counting of votes on second question of referendum).'.