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Completely agree with you Baz.

 

But they are expecting slightly more people to vote in the referendum where local elections are taking place on the same day... and far fewer people to vote in the referendum where no local elections are taking place.

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Agree Baz, some MPs tried to get a threshold put on this, when it was going through parliament; but it seems the pro-AV lobby only support 50% when it suits. Any constitutional change should require the support of over 50% of those ENTITLED to vote, not just those who actually vote, to have any representative value. btw if AV does win, it'll be interesting to see what happens to the Bill, as it includes constituency boundary changes - which Labour are opposed to - so if the Tories abstained, the whole thing could come to nothing! :wink:

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Labour were going to go with the No campaign because the Tories snuck in boundary changes. You have to wonder who the boundary changes will favour :wink:

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I understood that Labour didn't want boundary changes because their constituencies tend to be towns which are more densely populated with Labour supporters, thus giving them more votes. It was proposed that the boundaries should be more evenly balanced in population numbers, so making it a more even spread and perhaps more difficult for Labour.

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It's part of Dave's pr-Election commitment to reduce the number of MPs - by a measly 50. He could have halved the number by merging the constituencies. Meanwhile, he's enobled more folk to the Lords than any previous PM (over 100), bringing the numbers in this unelected old peoples home to over 750. :roll:

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