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David Miliband challenges Lib-Dem MPs to back his plans for electoral reform

Publié par Clifford Armion le 09/06/2010

Andy McSmith

"David Miliband has challenged Liberal Democrat MPs to back a Labour proposal in the Commons today which he says will achieve the reform of the voting system that they want.

"The three political parties have become embroiled in tangled political manoeuvres which could produce a seemingly absurd outcome on the issue. The Coalition Government is proposing to allow for a change to the Alternative Vote (AV) system, under which voters number candidates in order of preference.

"This was the system proposed by Labour during the general election. The Conservatives were against it because they did not want to change the system. The Liberal Democrats did not think that it went far enough. Yet now the Coalition is proposing to introduce AV. Labour MPs, however, plan to vote against it, because the Conservatives have also insisted on redrawing constituency boundaries in such a way that the number of Labour MPs will be reduced."

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" David Miliband challenges Lib-Dem MPs to back his plans for electoral reform", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juin 2010. Consulté le 29/09/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/david-miliband-challenges-lib-dem-mps-to-back-his-plans-for-electoral-reform