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Why you should vote Green in Oldham East and Saddleworth

Our third and final hustings post of today comes from Peter Allen, the Green Party candidate. I am employed as an Advice Worker in Manchester and every day I see the misery and worry caused by the Government cuts and … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Old and Sad (or: I’m so vain I probably think this by-election is about me)

It’s very unusual for my home town to be the centre of anything, so I have loved keeping tabs on the Oldham East and Saddleworth by-election campaign. Voting in that takes place on January 13th, one week from today. The … Continue reading

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‘AV it! The case for AV (part 2)

Over the past few weeks I have written, tweeted and talked about AV for more than is healthy. Still, it’s all in a good cause. I promise this will be the last post on electoral reform in a while. I … Continue reading

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Our Day Out

I spent Saturday with Hannah at the Green Conference, and this is a brief summary of what I saw. The first event was a Question and Answer session with Caroline Lucas. This was great: there are very few parties that … Continue reading

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The Case for AV (or: ‘AV it!)

The electoral reform bill has passed a second reading, so we will almost definitely have a referendum on the Alternative Vote system next year. Forget accusations of “gerrymandering”, because the referendum isn’t about the proposed boundary changes, only the way we vote. … Continue reading

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