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Making Sense of the Electoral Reform Referendum

Aston Centre for Europe will host a lunchtime forum to discuss:

BETWEEN ‘FIRST PAST THE POST’ AND ‘ALTERNATIVE VOTE’: MAKING SENSE OF THE ELECTORAL REFORM REFERENDUM ON 5 MAY

13.00 – 13.45, Tuesday, 3 May 2011 in Room G1

Introductory Statements:

Dr Ed Turner (Politics and International Relations)

Professor Simon Green (Politics and International Relations)

Chair: Professor John Gaffney (Politics and International Relations)

Followed by an open discussion.

On 5 May, the first UK-wide referendum since 1975 will be held on the question of electoral reform. Voters will be asked to choose between the existing, ‘First Past The Post’ system, and the so-called ‘Alternative Vote’ system. The implications of this referendum are potentially significant, as it potentially completely changes the way we elect our national representatives. This ACE Forum will provide an opportunity to consider the arguments for and against this important issue.

All staff and students are welcome to attend – just turn up on the day!

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