Comments for Conservative Action for Electoral Reform Founded in 1974 to campaign for a free market of ideas Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:21:43 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on South West by Barbara Czoch Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:21:43 +0000 Are there any active members of CAER in the Bournemouth area?
I have an idea for an event: an afternoon on Bournemouth high street to raise awareness and support / keep the conversation going for PR. I had in mind some information boards, with some knowledgable people on hand to talk to anyone with questions, and some kind of street theatre to grab the attention of passers-by.
It’s easy too get Alun Dems and Greens out in support, but it would be good to make it as cross-party as possible.
How do I find like-minded people who would be interested in getting involved?

Comment on Conservative leadership election explained by Anthony Tuffin Tue, 05 Jul 2016 12:16:30 +0000 That is an excellent explanation of the system and a good example of how preferential voting such as AV would be an improvement, without changing the basic concept that the two eventual candidates, between them, enjoy widespread support of Conservative MPs.

Another advantage of preferential voting is speed. Many have criticised the Conservative Party for keeping the nation waiting at this crucial time while the party chooses its new leader and the next PM. On the other hand, it is fully understandable that David Cameron resigned and the party wants to choose its next leader democratically and with due process.

Unfortunately, the process being used is slow. With AV, the result would have been at least as democratic and known today.

Comment on PR for local councils could save £2.6 billion a year by Anthony Tuffin Sun, 03 Jul 2016 16:37:52 +0000 Delighted to see this revival of CAER! Readers may care to visit where they can learn more about STV, the system favoured by CAER.