Alternative Vote is no joke, says comedian Eddie Izzard


COMEDIAN Eddie Izzard rode into Oxford yesterday in an attempt to ignite interest in voting reform.

Tomorrow voters will have their say on whether the UK should replace the first past the post election system with the alternative vote (AV).

“Vote no” campaigners are adamant people should back the status quo.

And many advocates of change fear the nation has switched off from the issue altogether.

But Mr Izzard took to the streets to enthusiastically urge people to vote yes to AV.

As previously reported in the Oxford Mail, analysis of the last year’s General Election, carried out by academics at Essex University, showed the Liberal Democrats would have won both Oxford seats if AV had been used.

Mr Izzard, who was paraded through the city on the back of a cycle rickshaw, said AV was a fairer system and, contrary to some opinion, was not complicated.


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