Where is the fairness in this system?

Palace House Road

Hebden Bridge

A recent mock election was held on BBC radio 5 in which 200 participants voted both under the present voting system and the alternative voting system.

Under AV Labour won with 49 percent of the vote.

So the claim that AV would prevent governments with less than 50 percent of the vote doesn’t work in practice. Also the voters for BNP had their preferences counted up to 5 times, against only the first preference for votes of the main parties. Where’s the fairness in that?

Lets keep one person, one vote and one count.

Lisa Hellawell