Who benefits from FPTP and AV?

First Past The Post

Because candidates can get elected under FPTP with a minority, the main benefits go to:

  • Politicians who want to confuse the voters by encouraging tactical voting, even when there might not be a need for it;
  • Politicians who want a job for life by splitting votes between the other parties, and end up being complacent and lazy.

Alternative Vote

Because candidates have to get a true majority with AV, the main benefits go to:

  • Voters who are properly represented by their MP, rather than the minority who previously could abuse the system;
  • Politicians who want to properly represent their constituency, rather than push their career.

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