What the people need from electoral reform is access to Members of Parliament in their own constituency or region who they feel will actually represent them. Only a genuinely proportional electoral system can achieve this. And the Additional Member System, which Britain designed for Germany after the Second World War, is the only system with a chance of getting through the House of Commons after a "yes" result in the referendum. This is because it can combine proportionality through regional list "top-up" with the constituency link MPs are so attached to.
Alternative Vote should, however, be applied to the constituency section of the system. Perhaps that is what Tony Blair and Jack Straw are thinking of?
Labour Campaign for Electoral Reform
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