Banner for ‘Yes’ vote

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ACTIVISTS unfurled a giant banner on the South Bay beach in support of the Alternative Vote.

Under the current system, MPs are elected by the first-past-the-post system, where the candidate getting the most votes in a constituency is elected.

However, all registered UK voters will be able to vote Yes or No on whether to change the way MPs are elected to the alternative vote system at a referendum on Thursday May 5.

Under the alternative vote system, voters rank candidates in their constituency in order of preference. Anyone getting more than 50 per cent of first-preference votes is elected.

Daniel Brett, a spokesman for Yes to Fairer Votes, said: “It is fantastic to have this huge banner in Scarborough raising awareness of this once in a lifetime opportunity.”