OK AV alternate voting system works like this.
Currently we vote and the ones with the most votes win, with the AV system if there's no outright winner then second preferences is added to candidates totals and third and fourth and the ones with the most wins the seat.
I don't like this because it could mean that the one with say one vote less in the first instance would lose outright because most of us use our second vote strategically, ie not for the candidate we want, but rather for the candidate we least don't want. For example my I use my second vote for the Tories because they are the second most prominent party here otherwise the BNP would get in! And I want to keep the BNP out.
SO in this instance what does one do, would we even be allowed to use all four votes for our first choice, would any of us consider using all our alternatives for one party?
It doesn't make sense, it doesn't sound right to me. Mainly as it could potentially mean the candidate with the least votes would win, as say for example we all just used our fourth vote for Joe Bloggs, just to use up the fourth vote not because we actively wanted Joe Bloggs to win, and if everyone uses their fourth vote on him, he could potentially win an election without getting a single first choice vote, which is unfair as he got no first choice votes to begin with!
I did this in politics when I was younger, so have a tenuous grip on voting systems.
BTW is AV used in the Euro party votes?