This post is part of a series on The Alternative Vote Referendum on May 5th.
The polls are not looking good. Tomorrow’s once in a generation opportunity to make a small progressive step is set to be lost in the face of distortions. I was handed a postcard at the station today from the “No” campaign, which claimed that Labour and Conservative voters would have 1 vote under AV, but the BNP would have 6. This is false.
So let’s have one last review of the falsehoods spread by the campaign and put them to rest:
AV will not result in more coalitions
AV does not cost more
AV does not give more votes to some
AV is not about Clegg/ Cameron/ Miliband – it’s about you
AV will not deliver weak governments – it will deliver stronger mandates than FPTP
A vote for AV is a vote to increase your power!
This referendum matters – get out and vote!