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3 Alternative vote system. What is the Alternative Vote. Where is the Alternative Vote used? Labour leadership elections Liberal Democrats leadership elections By-elections for House of Lords Elections for the Academy Award for Best Picture Australian House of Representatives. Fijian House of Representatives Irish Presidential elections. Numerous American City, Mayoral and district elections. How does the Alternative Vote work? The Alternative Vote (AV) is a preferential system where the voter has the chance to rank the candidates in order of preference. The voter puts a '1' by their first choice a '2' by their second choice, and so on, until they no longer wish to express any further preferences or run out of candidates.

Candidates are elected outright if they gain more than half of the first preference votes. In a UK-wide referendum in 2011 the British public were asked if they wanted to replace First Past the Post (FPTP) with the Alternative Voting system for electing members of parliament. Jeremy Corbyn wins Labour leadership contest and vows "fightback"

Jeremy Corbyn has promised to lead a Labour "fightback" after being elected the party's new leader by a landslide.

Jeremy Corbyn wins Labour leadership contest and vows "fightback"

The veteran left-winger got almost 60% of more than 400,000 votes cast, trouncing his rivals Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper and Liz Kendall. He immediately faced an exodus of shadow cabinet members - but senior figures including Ed Miliband urged the party's MPs to get behind him. Mr Corbyn was a 200-1 outsider when the three-month contest began. But he was swept to victory on a wave of enthusiasm for his anti-austerity message and promise to scrap Britain's nuclear weapons and renationalise the railways and major utilities. Revisit the day's reaction to Mr Corbyn's victory He told BBC News he had been a "bit surprised" by the scale of his victory but his campaign had showed "politics can change and we have changed it". Jeremy Corbyn elected Labour leader: How did he win? Jeremy Corbyn has been elected leader of the Labour Party.

Jeremy Corbyn elected Labour leader: How did he win?

How did he do it? Here are some of the factors behind his against-the-odds victory. 1. The resurgence of the left Image copyright AFP The Labour Party undoubtedly moved to the left under Ed Miliband's leadership, perhaps to a greater extent than the Westminster media and political establishment realised at the time.

Labour's new intake of MPs in 2015 is regarded as the most left-leaning in 20 years while the party's position on a range of issues - from welfare to Europe - is unrecognisable from its New Labour heyday, a fact acknowledged by Tony Blair. But it was a surge in popularity of grassroots campaigns outside the Labour Party that may have proved more decisive in the rise of Jeremy Corbyn. The People's Assembly Against Austerity, which was launched in 2013, backed by trade unions, CND, the Communist Party and Mr Corbyn himself, drew large crowds at meetings and marches across the UK. 2.

Image copyright PA 3. 4. 5. 6. How will the leadership election work? The leadership election, triggered by Ed Miliband’s resignation today, will happen under the rules agreed by the 2014 Collins Review, we can confirm.

How will the leadership election work?

The plan at the moment is for a shorter election than the one that took place in 2010, with a new leader being in place before Labour’s conference in September. The review changed the way in which Labour elects leaders, from a three-way electoral college system to a One Member One Vote (OMOV) system. Previously, equal weight was given to member, parliamentarian, and the trade union and affiliated societies sections – Ed Miliband famously won after a large victory in the third of these colleges.

Now, candidates will be elected by members, and registered and affiliated supporters, who will all receive a maximum of one vote. This means that, for instance, members of Labour-affiliated trade union will need to register as Labour supporters in order to vote. How to vote for our next Leader and Deputy Leader. Soon, you’ll be able to vote for the next leader and deputy leader of our party.

How to vote for our next Leader and Deputy Leader

Below is a guide to how and when it will happen. If you have any questions not answered here, get in touch with us at the email address at the bottom and we’ll try to get back to you. 1. Each member has one vote to cast for their choice of Leader and another for their choice of Deputy Leader Unlike previous leadership elections, this election will be held on a one-person-one-vote basis. 1) Labour Party members (Join here) 2) Affiliated supporters — people who’ve signed up as a Labour Party supporter through one of our affiliated organisations or unions (Become an affiliated supporter here) 3) Registered supporters — people who’ve registered that they support the Labour Party by signing up online and paying a one-off minimum fee of £3 (Become a registered supporter here) 2.

Anyone that wants to be a candidate for the Leader or Deputy Leader of the Labour party needs to be nominated by 35 MPs. 3. 4. 5.