“Thursday is decision day” – Charles Kennedy’s eve of poll message to members and supporters

Charles Kennedy MP has emailed Liberal Democrat members and supporters with a “get out and vote” (and “get out the vote”) message, ahead of tomorrow’s elections and referendum:

Tomorrow you have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to have your say on how we elect our MPs to Westminster. Important elections are also taking place across the country for the Welsh Assembly, Scottish Parliament & local councils. Thursday is Decision Day.

When I was first elected in 1983, the idea of changing our voting system for Westminster elections seemed important, but the chance seemed remote. When the Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly were established, neither chose to use First Past the Post – so why should we have to use it for Westminster elections?

Thursday 5th May is your chance to make sure we have a modern and relevant voting system for our next General Election.

Watch TV’s Dan Snow explain why AV is “a common-sense solution to find out the result that the majority are happy with” and vote YES tomorrow.

You can just turn up at your polling station to vote between 7am and 10pm – you don’t need to take your poll card. And if you’ve been sent a postal vote, you can drop it off at your local polling station if you haven’t already posted it. If you have not yet received your postal ballot, you can get a replacement until 5pm on polling day – phone your local council for details. (You can get their contact details by entering your postcode at aboutmyvote.co.uk)

Charles Kennedy MP

PS If you’re not already involved in the campaign for Fairer Votes, find out how you can help by visiting their online Action Centre.

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