William Hague has launched The No to AV Group as part of the Conservative campaign for a ‘No’ vote on 5th May.
He launched it in an email to supporters, the text of which you can read below:
A 'yes' vote in the AV referendum on May 5th would be a disaster for our democratic system.
It would mean candidates who finish third winning elections, and an end to the principle of One Person, One Vote - because under AV, supporters of extreme parties would get their vote counted more times than supporters of mainstream parties.
So we need to do all we can to ensure a 'No' vote on May 5th - which is why I'm asking you to please join The No to AV Group today.
The Conservative Party will be putting its full weight behind the referendum campaign - and we need your support.
Donate £15 (or more) to join The No to AV Group and your money will go straight to our campaign. It could be used for leaflets, posters, films, online campaigning - anything that will get people voting 'No' on May 5th.
But The No to AV Group isn't just about fundraising. As a Member, you'll be asked to give your views and feedback on the referendum campaign. Your input will help shape our campaign.
What you'll receive:
- Exclusive emails and campaign updates
- Input into the campaign
- Previews of campaigning literature and films
The first 200 people to join will get a limited edition set of No to AV postcards - so there's no time to waste. Join The No to AV Group today and help save our democratic system.