St Peter’s Church will be holding a debate on the May 5th Alternative Vote Referendum. The debate will take place on the 26th April 2011 at 7:15 pm. Doors will open from 6:30.
The debate will begin with an opportunity for the speakers to briefly state their case. There will then be a “Question time” opportunity for members of the public to ask questions and for both speakers to give a response.
Speaking in favour of the Alternative Vote Jonathan Bartley (born 1971) is director of the think tank Ekklesia and has been at the forefront of calls for electoral reform. He is a leading spokesman for the Yes to AV campaign. Speaking against the Alternative Vote Sam Gyimah (born 10 August 1976) was elected Conservative MP for East Surrey in the 2010 election. He worked extensively with small businesses and serves on the House of Commons International development Committee. He has been appointed an official Conservative spokesman opposing the Alternative Vote proposal.The adjudicator will be James Macintyre politics editor of Prospect Magazine and former producer of Question Time.
The event website contains links and other useful information about the Alternative Vote proposal to help members of the public come to an informed decision.