Tuesday 26 April 2011
Forget wedding fever - its AV fever all the way tonight as, with just over a week to go before the referendum on whether to switch from first-past-the-post to the alternative vote (AV), we take an in-depth look at the campaign and its long-term effects.
Marlborough in Wiltshire may be home to Kate Middleton's alma mater, but tonight it is also home to Newsnight's Political editor Michael Crick who will be broadcasting live from there as he chats to local voters about what they think of the referendum.
Apart from London, Wiltshire is the only place where no local elections are taking place on 5 May and voters will be asked to turn out just to vote in the referendum. Will they?
Iain Watson will be reporting on whether the campaign is causing serious coalition rifts or if there is a certain amount of posturing among campaigning politicians, with rows and fallings out being exaggerated, and that after the referendum everything will go back to how it was.
And here in the studio Emily Maitlis will be talking to politicians Jeremy Hunt, John Denham and Paddy Ashdown, to historians Dan Snow and Antony Beevor and to our Political Panel - Danny Finkelstein, Olly Grender and Peter Hyman.