UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Liberal Democrats will fight for proportional representation says Huhne

Press Release   •   Feb 02, 2010 11:11 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 BBC reports that the Government intends to put forward a referendum on the Alternative Vote for the House of Commons, Chris Huhne said:

“If this is confirmed then it is a deathbed conversion to electoral reform from a party facing an historic defeat, which is why scepticism is warranted.

“The Alternative Vote is a small step in the right direction, but it is not a proportional system and it does not give voters real 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, and we will fight to amend this proposal to give people a real choice for a more significant change.”