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.

Hat-tip: Left Foot Forward

Read more by or more about or .
This entry was posted in Election law and News.
Advert

5 Comments

  • 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.

One Trackback

Post a Comment

Lib Dem Voice welcomes comments from everyone but we ask you to be polite, to be on topic and to be who you say you are. You can read our comments policy in full here. Please respect it and all readers of the site.

If you are a member of the party, you can have the Lib Dem Logo appear next to your comments to show this. You must be registered for our forum and can then login on this public site with the same username and password.

To have your photo next to your comment please signup your email address with Gravatar.

Your email is never published. Required fields are marked *

*
*
Please complete the name of this site, Liberal Democrat ...?

Advert



Recent Comments

  • User AvatarToby Keynes 1st Jun - 2:23pm
    @ Layla: "I want to see a UK which is not just carbon neutral but carbon negative. Young people, given they will have to carry...
  • User AvatarAlice Thomas 1st Jun - 2:14pm
    Hi @Gwyn - sorry I had thought that was clear from my previous comment - our details can be found in the minutes of the...
  • User AvatarAlex Macfie 1st Jun - 2:07pm
    Peter Martin: "Because there’s no need for the Labour right, and their supporters, make an issue out of [anti-semitism] any longer." On the contrary, Keir...
  • User AvatarJohn Marriott 1st Jun - 1:58pm
    @FSPeople Crickey, mate (assuming you are male, as it’s hard to tell with people who are unwilling to reveal their true identity), how come you...
  • User AvatarNick Shcherban 1st Jun - 1:49pm
    Dear Brian Edmonds I am not “a Varifakis groupie” as I have not followed any of his discussions regarding Greece or the EU. His discussion...
  • User AvatarAlex Macfie 1st Jun - 1:38pm
    Peter Martin: The leaking of that "report", which was written by Corbyn loyalists to whitewash their role in Labour's election defeat, seems very conveniently timed...