After months of tension and build up to what would have been one of the most drastic changes to the democratic system, 19.1 million people cast their decisive votes on May 5th.
67.9% of the UK voted NO to the introduction of the Alternative Vote in last week’s Referendum; a clear cut margin to the 32.1% who voted YES.
London had the lowest turnout of all regions in the UK with a total of 35.4% of people voting in the referendum.
Does this mean we are guilty of claiming we want our voices heard, and that we want to see changes in politics, but not taking advantage of the opportunities available?
Why did less than half the UK population vote with only a 42% turnout?
Did you run your own event to discuss AV?
Did you attend a local Debating Democracy event? If so, what did you think of it?
Now that it is certain we shall be sticking to the current First Past the Post System, it’s time for politicians to begin to restore the public’s faith in politics; a lengthy task that will by no means happen overnight….