First-past-the-post and AV

My 18-year-old son gets to vote for the first time next month on how our future MPs should be elected. This Conservative Party video – which supports retaining the present first-past-the-post system – uses the analogy of an AV sports day to demonstrate what can happen if the alternative method is adopted; how coming third means you can end up the winner.

No voting system is perfect, but I believe our present way is the simplest and does not need to be changed.

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  1. I wonder which system the Cons use to elect their leader?

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