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Alison Burns for Dundee City West
Scottish Liberal Democrat on the regional list vote
and “YES!” to Fairer Votes!
Next Thursday night (21st April), Yes to Fairer Votes are putting on a music gig to raise awareness of the campaign and to encourage people to campaign for a YES vote in the run up to the referendum on May 5th.
The gig will take place at Dexter’s, 24 Castle Street, Dundee, DD1 3AF from 8pm. Entry is £3 and it is free for students.
Playing and supporting the YES campaign on the evening will be our bands Esperi, What Would Jesus Drive and Zeigler Co.
After a morning’s campaigning with Alison Burns, Scottish Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Dundee City West, we both attended the Dundee launch of the Yes to Fairer Votes campaign in the City Square.This was a well attended event and in addition to a good turnout of Liberal Democrats, it was good to see both Labour and the Greens represented as well as people of no party political persuasion. For more details of the campaign for fairer votes, take a look on the campaign website.
Above: Alison Burns, LibDem parliamentary candidate for Dundee City West, Allan Petrie, LibDem parliamentary candidate for Dundee City East, myself and two young supporters (Allan’s daughter and granddaughter!)
Above : The message is clear! Dundee says YES!
Good to see cross-party support for the Fairer votes campaign today :
My Dundee Liberal Democrat colleagues – parliamentary candidates Alison Burns (Dundee City West) and Allan Petrie (Dundee City East) have met up with Alison McInnes, Liberal Democrat MSP for North East Scotland, in the West End to show their support for the Yes to Fairer Votes campaign. They are pictured below in Taylor’s Lane.
Alison Burns said, “At the moment, MPs can be elected with fewer than one vote in three. With fairer votes, MPs would have to aim to get more than 50% of the vote to be sure of winning. This is good for democracy.”
Allan Petrie added, “We need political reform now and the Alternative Vote is our best chance. For far too long we’ve had a situation where a monkey could get elected just by wearing the right colour of rosette.
That must change if we want the right people in government taking decisions on our behalf. We must say goodbye to First Past the Post, and vote Yes to AV.”
Alison McInnes MSP said, “I am delighted that Dundee Liberal Democrats are campaigning for a YES vote on 5th May. The campaign for Fairer Votes is gathering momentum in Dundee and across Scotland.”
Further to the meeting of the Fairer Votes campaign that I recently hosted, this evening, I was pleased to visit the Dundee Fairer Votes Office at the Micro-computing Centre of the University of Dundee, on its opening day.
Here’s Robin Ford, who is leading the local team, at the office (right).
You can see more about the campaign at www.yestofairervotes.org.