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There will be a majority in this House of Commons in favour of First Past The Post

In his statement  outside Lib Dem HQ Nick Clegg again talked in terms of wanting to see Britain's broken political system fixed, in reference to his demand for electoral reform.

What he would do well to remember is this: that of the expected 306 Conservative MPs in the new House of Commons I am aware of only one who favours electoral reform (Douglas Carswell).

But more importantly, there is a significant minority of Labour MPs who also support the retention of First Past The Post - many of whom are from Scotland or the urban North of England.

If it came to a vote on the floor of the House of Commons, I reckon that retention of First Past the Post would win the day.

Jonathan Isaby


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