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Today, keep British voting – vote No to AV

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No2AV in High Wycombe

We Conservatives were out  in High Wycombe town centre today asking people to vote no to AV on May 5. Alongside us were local yes campaigners. I think we were all struck that members of the public have either made their minds up or are totally uninterested. Who can blame them. AV is simply the wrong question, of which more later in the week. In the meantime:

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Prayers for Parliament

As I reflect on returning to Parliament after Easter, it seems a good moment to publish the prayers said every day in the Commons as the House sits: PSALM LXVII. GOD be merciful unto us, and bless us: and shew us the light of his countenance, and be merciful unto us. That thy way may be known upon earth: thy saving health among all nations. Let the people praise thee, O God: yea, let all the people praise thee. O […]

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AV Sports Day

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Churchil on AV and political engagement

In the course of the debate on the Alternative Vote, Churchill has been occasionally quoted, usually from the following section of his relevant 1931 speech: The plan that they have adopted is the worst of all possible plans. It is the stupidest, the least scientific and the most unreal that the Government have embodied in their Bill. The decision of 100 or more constituencies, perhaps 200, is to be determined by the most worthless votes given for the most worthless candidates. […]

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