What’s it all about, AV?

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With the Holyrood election campaign in full swing, political issues are being thrust into the spotlight.

But among the decisions to be made on who can best deal with hospital waiting times, bobbies on the beat, council tax bills and job creation in Scotland, is the small matter of considering whether to change the way MPs are elected to Westminster.

On May 5, voters across the country will be asked: “At present, the UK uses the ‘first past the post’ system to elect MPs to the House of Commons. Should the ‘alternative vote’ system be used instead’? Yes or no?”

But what will any potential change mean for the future political landscape?

Advertiser reporter Fay Sinclair examines the issue in this week’s paper.