UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Only the Liberal Democrats promise real choice on electoral reform says Huhne

Press Release   •   Feb 03, 2010 10:04 GMT

“Only the Single Transferable Vote in multi-member seats would abolish MPs’ meal tickets for life," said the Liberal Democrat Shadow Home Secretary.

Commenting on today’s speech by Gordon Brown on electoral reform, Chris Huhne said:

“We will bring forward amendments next week to give people a real choice for a more significant change to fair votes and a proportional election system.

“Gordon Brown has undergone a deathbed conversion to electoral reform now that defeat is staring him in the face, but the Alternative Vote is not proportional and it does not give voters enough power over both the party and the person elected as MP.

“Only the Single Transferable Vote in multi-member seats would abolish MPs’ meal tickets for life.”