AV debate comes to Chandlers Ford

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Churches Together in Chandlers Ford is organising a debate on the proposed Alternative Vote system. Leading national speakers from each side of the argument will provide a valuable opportunity for local people to better understand the issues.

The date for the event is Thursday 28 April  at 7.30 p.m. and it will be held at The Dovetail Centre, Methodist Church, Winchester Road, Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh, SO53 2GJ.

This meeting is open to all and promises to be a lively, engaging and above all informative meeting.

Leading the debate for the No Campaign will be Charlotte Vere, Financial Director and key strategist of “No To AV”.

And for the Yes campaign Jonathan Bartley, senior spokesperson and co-chair for “Yes! to Fairer Votes”.

The debate will be hosted by Francis Davis, columnist, entrepreneur and Ministerial Adviser on the Big Society and Decentralisation.

Tony Richmond, Chair of Churches Together in Chandlers Ford said

“This referendum is arguably the biggest issue in British politics for a generation or more but many people are still unclear about the proposed system. We are delighted to provide this opportunity for people to find out the information they need. We look forward to hearing what Charlotte and Jonathan have to say.”

There is no charge for attending but there will be opportunity for people to make a contribution toward the costs.

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  4 comments for “AV debate comes to Chandlers Ford

  1. Peter Stewart
    April 17, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Oh my! With all this “democracy” being imposed by our ruling elite, from Iraq to Libya, it seems only fitting they should want to give us a more “democratic” voting system. And who knows hopefully the next step will be to hold a referendum on whether we want to be ruled by Brussssssels or not. We’ve never had a referendum on this (the most vital issue of all)!

  2. Stephen Slominski
    April 17, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    I’m sure I can remember you had an email from Cllr Rupert Kryle confirming it was Lib Dem policy to hold an in/out referendum on EU membership if elected?

    Is this another broken Lib Dem pledge?

    Have they had to drop this because of David Cameron’s opposition to EU referenda?

    Please post that email up here if you still have it Pete.

    • janenb
      April 18, 2011 at 4:30 pm

      You cannot be right. We know that Lib Dems keep all their pledges. Just like tuition fees. or is it they they break all their pledges?

  3. Stephen
    April 19, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    I think the AV issue is key, and it’s great that we get an opportunity to hear some proper arguments for and against. Seems like a lot of the “national” debate in the media is focussing on catchphrases, not getting to the bottom of the issues.

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