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18th April 2011

Opening a box of wermz @ 18:49

So then Alternate vote or First past the post?
 
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From:stainsteelrat
Date:18th April 2011 17:52 (UTC)
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All the hippies seem to be saying AV, and all the capitalists FPTP. I need to find the BBC website video that explains it using crisps.
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From:stainsteelrat
Date:18th April 2011 17:53 (UTC)
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From:stegzy
Date:18th April 2011 18:04 (UTC)
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Hmmm...yes I think I would like my crisps elected.

Especially the really posh ones.
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From:stegzy
Date:18th April 2011 18:06 (UTC)
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So do you think that is the reason that FPTP will win?


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From:stegzy
Date:18th April 2011 19:41 (UTC)
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Out of curiosity why A/V over FPTP?

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From:zoefruitcake
Date:18th April 2011 19:03 (UTC)
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AV
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From:stegzy
Date:18th April 2011 19:41 (UTC)
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Whyzzat?
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From:zoefruitcake
Date:18th April 2011 19:48 (UTC)
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'cos while is isn't ideal, it is better than the FPTP, IMHO
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From:stegzy
Date:18th April 2011 19:49 (UTC)
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Howzat?
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From:zoefruitcake
Date:18th April 2011 19:52 (UTC)
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are you playing cricket? 'cos from this vantage point of 2 feet away from you it doesn't look like it
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From:stegzy
Date:18th April 2011 19:53 (UTC)
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Only with ideas
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From:zoefruitcake
Date:18th April 2011 19:54 (UTC)
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no cream tea in the pavilion then?
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From:stegzy
Date:18th April 2011 19:55 (UTC)
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More like a pie from the pie van.

You know...cos I iz norvern like
From:ladyinthewood
Date:18th April 2011 19:27 (UTC)
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AV
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From:stegzy
Date:18th April 2011 19:42 (UTC)
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Out of curiosity why A/V over FPTP?
From:ladyinthewood
Date:18th April 2011 19:55 (UTC)
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I think it is the way to go really, looks a bit confusing but may give smaller parties more of a chance...
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From:stegzy
Date:18th April 2011 19:57 (UTC)
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Thinking back, how many election candidates did you have in your last local election? Were all the major parties represented?
From:ladyinthewood
Date:18th April 2011 19:59 (UTC)
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crikey I can't even remember what day it was yesterday so you expect me to remember that lol... :P


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From:stegzy
Date:18th April 2011 20:00 (UTC)
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Heheh Fair enough. Do you have any idea how many are running in your local election this year?
From:ladyinthewood
Date:18th April 2011 20:04 (UTC)
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No not yet, I do a postal vote and my card hasn't arrived yet
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From:stegzy
Date:18th April 2011 20:09 (UTC)
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Hmmm. Ok. I ask because some years back when I lived in Liverpool there were only 2 candidates running in the local election and I was trying to think how AV might have worked in that situation.

Both candidates were parties who wouldn't typically get my vote
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From:bigmugoftea
Date:18th April 2011 19:53 (UTC)
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I can't make my mind up. I've got a horrid feeling I'm going to be stood in that little booth on May 5th still trying to decide!
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From:stegzy
Date:18th April 2011 19:54 (UTC)
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Ok. So what would help sway your decision?
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From:bigmugoftea
Date:18th April 2011 20:06 (UTC)
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I've no idea, I can kind of see the pluses to both methods of voting.
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From:kingdavey
Date:18th April 2011 21:35 (UTC)
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I can see the merits of both cases. I'm currently an undecided. Although I'm thinking slightly more in favour of FPTP.

If the public have voted and one party has clear a majority but less than 50% of the vote, while the other 3 or 4 parties all have a equal share of the remaining vote. then in my opinion the public have decided that their first choice of candidate. It seems a bit unfair if through jiggery-pokery everyone else votes get changed about and the third choice wins by default.

The Labour Leadership election proves the point. Ed was always in second place to David right up until the very final elimination. Most Peoples first choice lost out because of jiggery-pokery

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From:fj_warren
Date:19th April 2011 10:42 (UTC)
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FPTP.

It worked in the London Marathon!

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