Archive | May, 2011

Taking the Message of Fairer Votes to the Road #Yes2AV

4 May
Yes! Message taken to the gates of Stormont

Yes! Message taken to the gates of Stormont

In just 24 hours polls will have closed. But Yesterday earlier this week the Yes! ad van travelled across the Irish Sea to join the team here in Belfast and was taken to the very gates that lead up to Parliament Buildings. It also went to the offices of Dawn Purvis, Naomi Long and Chris Lyttle.

If you want fair votes to elect you MP to Westminster. If you want your voice to be heard and your vote to count then say yes tomorrow.

Polls open in 9 hours at 7am and close at 10am.

Don’t forget to vote here in Northern Ireland you need to take along your valid ID. So take along one of the following:

  •  A UK, Irish or EEA driving licence (photographic part)
  • A UK, Irish or EU passport
  • An electoral identity card
  • A Translink Senior SmartPass
  • A Translink 60+ SmartPass
  • A Translink War Disabled SmartPass
  • A Translink Blind Person’s SmartPass
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Eddie Izzard’s Yes! Express including scenes from Belfast #Yes2AV

4 May

On Sunday Eddie Izzard came to Belfast here is a video of his journey from Southampton, to Bristol, Cardiff, Belfast, Birmingham and Nottingham on that day. There are some good clips of Belfast including our runners, him on a street lift, gate crashing wedding pictures and with our banner. Not forgetting the cocktail he got served in Malmaison. Enjoy.

Don’t forget to vote Yes! tomorrow and take along your ID to the polling station.

Valid forms of ID are:

  • A UK, Irish or EEA driving licence (photographic part)
  • A UK, Irish or EU passport
  • An electoral identity card
  • A Translink Senior SmartPass
  • A Translink 60+ SmartPass
  • A Translink War Disabled SmartPass
  • A Translink Blind Person’s SmartPass

dishy historian explains why #yes2av is the simple solution to finding the candidate the majority is happy with

3 May

There are many videos about the Referendum on Thursday – this is one of my favourite at the moment, particularly given who the presenter is….

I’m proud to live in a country where we are free to make our own choices; but under the current system, that freedom of choice doesn’t extend to the voting booth.

Under FPTP, two-thirds of our MPs that are sent to Westminster, even though the majority of their constituents voted against them.

The referendum on Thursday is our chance to change all that – the winner under AV is the candidate that the majority are happy with. What could be fairer?

Dan Snow

Join Dan Snow, Eddie Izzard, and many many others in voting Yes to Fairer Votes on May 5th.

Polls are open from 7.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.,

Remember to vote in Northern Ireland you need to take your ID with you on polling day

  • A UK, Irish or EEA driving licence (photographic part)
  • A UK, Irish or EU passport
  • An electoral identity card
  • A Translink Senior SmartPass
  • A Translink 60+ SmartPass
  • A Translink War Disabled SmartPass
  • A Translink Blind Person’s SmartPass

crossposted from Gyronny Herald

Eddie Izzard came to Belfast to say Yes!

1 May

Eddie Izzard being interviewed upon arrival at George Best Airport

Today Eddie Izzard made a flying visit to Belfast as part of the build up to the vote on Thursday about changing the way we elect our MPs.

An empassioned Eddie Izzard talking to people on the street about AV
Within an hour of his arrival, he had talked to people on the streets, leafletted outside Black Box, people on the streets and outside bars, given words of encouragement to runners in tomorrow’s marathon, met with political leaders, managed to get into two couples sets of wedding pictures (one with all the guests) and carried out various interviews with members of the press as he was walking along.
Eddie with leaders and supporters
He’s also met with many of the people involved in the Yes! campaign here locally from many parties and none. People who have been pounding the streets of Northern Ireland, making phone calls, leafletting at many events letting people here know that a Yes! vote on Thursday is a vote that really matters.
Eddie meeting with runners in tomorrow's marathon

Eddie was in Paris Yesterday doing his stand up routine in French. But from today through to Thursday he is touring the UK encouraging people wherever he goes to vote to make a small change that will make a big difference to how we elect our MPs to Westminster.

Join Eddie and many thousands of others by saying Yes! this Thursday.

The answer is AV. The answer is YES!

1 May