Alternative vote

Breaking Laws

10 May 2011 15:03

When David Laws resigned from government last year, his return was thought to be only a matter of time. Today,…

Huhne on the rack

8 May 2011 10:01

It may not be reflected in the popular vote, but politics is still mostly about the Liberal Democrats this morning.…

Lessons for the Lib Dems

6 May 2011 16:48

Chris Huhne’s behaviour still has everyone at Westminster talking. Earlier in the week, senior Liberal Democrats were saying that once…

The AV ‘stabbed in the back’ myth

6 May 2011 15:11

The referendum results haven’t even been announced yet, but the Yes campaign’s myth-making machine is already in full swing. Within…

Three points from a remarkable night

6 May 2011 10:13

This has been a remarkable election night. To my mind, there are three big stories out of the polls. First,…

Calamity may lead to concessions for Clegg

5 May 2011 15:30

If the expected happens today, the political debate will rapidly move to whether Cameron should offer some concessions to Clegg…

Make sure you vote NO today

5 May 2011 11:41

Today I urge everyone who believes in our democracy to vote ‘no’ to the unfair and expensive Alternative Vote (AV)…

A very quiet exchange

4 May 2011 13:13

PMQs today was dominated by the parties trying to get their lines out ahead of the voting on Thursday. David…

Whatever the Lib Dems claim, Michael Gove will be voting No tomorrow

4 May 2011 11:20

A senior Liberal Democrat is putting it about this morning that Michael Gove, the education secretary, will be voting for…

Huhne lays into Cameron and Osborne at Cabinet

3 May 2011 12:16

At Cabinet this morning, I am told that Chris Huhne directly challenged David Cameron and George Osborne about the claims…

John Humphrys makes the case for voting No to AV

3 May 2011 12:06

Is AV too complex? Ask John Humphrys, who unwittingly made the case against switching system today, in conversation with David…

The recriminations begin

28 April 2011 15:24

The Royal wedding and gossip about super injunctions is rather dominating conversation at Westminster today. But there is still some…

A campaign in the heartlands

24 April 2011 18:02

The AV referendum: it’s enough to make you long for the life to come. As Jamesnotes, this Easter Sunday has…

A question of leadership

21 April 2011 15:02

This morning’s speech on AV by Nick Clegg has prompted another round of Lib-Lab backbiting over whom is to blame…

The AV Game is Lost

21 April 2011 1:50

I despair. Or, if it makes any of us happier, I give up. When even a chap as intelligent as…

The systematised madness of AV

20 April 2011 16:31

This morning on BBC Breakfast Nick Clegg made his key argument for AV: it will make politicians work harder for…

There are more attacks on Clegg to come

19 April 2011 13:45

As the chances of AV passing diminish, the Lib Dems are complaining with increasing volume about just how directly Nick…

Support for AV collapsing

18 April 2011 18:13

An ICM/Guardian poll suggests that 58 percent of those likely to vote will back the No campaign. The Guardian reports:…

The AV Referendum Discredits Referendums

18 April 2011 16:42

The only thing that has been proved by this referendum on changing the electoral system used for Westminster elections is…

Cameron: Gordon Brown could have remained as PM under AV

18 April 2011 14:29

Here is David Cameron at this morning’s event, arguing that FPTP produces decisive results, even in the event of a…