• Politics

    Still confused about AV?!

    May 5th 2011 is the referendum on the potential change to our voting system. In the run up to this referendum, I’ve found it difficult to understand the benefits or downfalls to the current and the alternative voting system. In fact, there has been little information out there at all. All we’ve been told is that David Cameron and the Conservatives says a stern ‘NO’ and Nick Clegg with the Lib Dems a gigantic ‘YES’. The Labour Party is largely split on the issue, but Ed Miliband is in favour of AV. The only bit of information I received was a direct mailing from The No Campaign, which told me…

  • Leeds,  Politics

    Dinner with Ed Miliband

    WARNING: Politics(!), and dinner. (They’re not meant to mix are they??) After the General Election last year, I was terrified of what was about to come, so promptly raced over to Labour’s website and became a member. I am not a particularly active member at the moment, but felt I needed to do something to support the party. Last Thursday was the launch of Leeds’ campaign for the local elections, which are taking place on May 5th 2011. There was a dinner for Labour members with Ed Miliband attending as the speaker, and I couldn’t resist going along to see him speak. The evening was… a little slow to get…