I’m travelling the next few days, and my main AV post may be delayed, so here are some thoughts to be going on with.
(i) For me, FPTP is still the best system. AV seems a strange procedure, especially in that it gives considerable weighting to second preference votes of those who vote for less popular candidates.
(i) I can see why parties like the LibDems like AV, as it may improve their chances in some seats. But I still believe that the person who gets the most votes wins, pure and simple.
A longer post will follow early next week.