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carlton

The suggestion has been made on www.sonowwhodowevotefor.net that the next step for dismayed Labour supporters should be to rejuvenate the campaign for electoral reform.

There is no credible argument for retaining first past the post in a >2 party system, full stop. Any advocate of it is merely in the business of trying to kill off voter choice and retain (or get in the future) power without having to bother getting a genuine democratic mandate.

Billy Bragg made the interesting point on "Any Questions" that the crucial convert to electoral reform that will get this campaign moving is the Tory party. They need and claim to want to do something that really transforms the offer they make to the electorate, and this is the acid test.

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