Tuesday 28 September 2010

Twigg: PLP will campaign for AV

Stephen Twigg MP has just told the Electoral Reform Society/Fabian/Progress/Compass electoral reform rally that, following Ed Miliband's support for the alternative vote in his speech this afternoon, Labour MPs will now support the cause in next May's referendum.

"Ed's lead today will be very important. There is a significant minority of us in the PLP who are strongly in favour of electoral reform, and there is a vociferous minority who support first past the post. But there is a large group of undecided MPs in the middle.

I'm going to stick my neck out and say that the majority of Labour MPs will be out with Ed campaigning for this reform"

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