Friday, November 05, 2010

Remember, remember

the 5th of November - the anniversary of the infamous gunpowder plot which almost destroyed Parliament and exactly 6 months before the referendum which could fundamentally improve the way Parliament is elected.  No more "safe seats" with MPs who don't have to listen to their constituents, no more worrying about "wasted votes".  Voting Yes on May 5th next year will mean that we get an MP who is supported, at least as 2nd choice, by more than half the people in the constituency.  It will mean that people can express their first choice without fear of wasting their vote because if their first choice doesn't win their second preference vote kicks in. 
And just by the way, 5th November is also my mother's birthday and that means more to me than either of the other 2!

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