Peter Mandelson toys with electoral reform

Following his speech to the Progress conference earlier today, Peter Mandelson answered a question about electoral reform. After defending the existing system, he went on to say:

Now, does that mean to say that there is no change that could be made in our voting system in our country so that people really feel that it’s fairer and more representative? No,I don’t think we should reject contemplating any sort of change and I think that’s something that we’re going to have to address in the coming months.

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  • I’m pretty sure political textbooks have been recording Mandelson as pro-reform for some time.

  • ” No,I don’t think we should reject contemplating any sort of change ”

    Whoa there with your enthusiasm Mandy !

  • “Some time in the future we will think about thinking about some change to the current electoral system.” Great stuff.

  • David Heigham 15th Sep '09 - 7:21pm

    Interesting. Mandy thinks he may want to wrong foot the LibDems (and some smaller parties?)into some sort of deal with Labour before the election.

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