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The straw-man referendum: how the AV debate misses the point

May 3, 2011 by


As well as local elections, this Thursday 5th is the national referendum on whether to change the voting system for MPs from first past the post (FPTP) to the alternative vote (AV).  However, the campaigns on either side of the debate have been far from honest, and the context of the referendum remains politically murky.   […]

Election Time in Southampton

May 5, 2010 by


The UK will hold one of its most hotly contested General Elections ever tomorrow, with parts of Southampton potentially crucial in tipping the balance between the parties.  In this article, the Dolphin’s Blowhole will give you a run-down on some of the candidates for our city, and issues surrounding this election. Southampton North and Romsey […]