As you might have noticed by now, I’m quite strongly pro voting yes to AV in this referendum. Here are some links about that:
Dan Snow’s Alternative is a very simple and compelling explanation of how AV works and why that’s a good thing.
Politics in the Animal Kindom goes into more depth, including some of the problems with the current first past the post system and why AV avoids them.
For a more light-hearted video about AV, watch Is your Cat confused about the referendum on the voting system on the 5th May?. As well as being a hilarious cat video it’s also a good explanation.
In Is AV better than FPTP?, Timothy Gowers writes about the issues around the two systems. It’s very very long, but an extremely good breakdown. It starts out trying to be unbiased, but finishes with “I have largely failed in my aim to adopt a neutral tone. However, that is because most of the arguments put forward by opponents to AV have been clearly wrong”.
Well, yes. Indeed they are
I’ll update this post as I find good links. Feel free to suggest any in the comments / on twitter / etc.