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Is the Alternative Vote worth voting for?

Event Date: 11 April 2011
Bloomsbury Theatre
15 Gordon Street
London WC1H 0AH


The UCL Constitution Unit and the Centre for British Politics & Public Life at Birkbeck College present:

Is the Alternative Vote worth voting for?

A debate on the AV referendum


The UK faces its first national referendum for over 30 years and has an unprecedented opportunity to change the voting system and reshape the future political landscape. The referendum also raises profound questions about electoral reform in the UK. This debate will provide an opportunity to discuss the arguments underpinning electoral reform and the AV system and to hear speakers from both sides of the argument, as well as insights from an expert panel.

Speaking in favour of a ‘yes‘ vote:

  • Billy Bragg (singer and political campaigner)
  • Peter Facey (Chair, Unlock Democracy)

Speaking in favour of a ‘no‘ vote:

  • Jane Kennedy (National Organiser of Labour) No to AV
  • Charlotte Vere (Finance Director / National Organiser) ‘No to AV’

Expert panel:

  • Professor Justin Fisher (Magna Carta Institute, Brunel University)
  • Peter Kellner (YouGov)
  • Dr Alan Renwick (University of Reading)
  • Professor Tony Wright (UCL Constitution Unit and Department of Politics, Birkbeck College)
  • Chaired by Professor Robert Hazell (UCL Constitution Unit)

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