Clause 2 — Addition to list of treaties

Part of Orders of the Day – in the House of Commons at 9:15 pm on 29th January 2008.

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Photo of Kelvin Hopkins Kelvin Hopkins Labour, Luton North 9:15 pm, 29th January 2008

I do not know whether my point will be welcome to the right hon. Gentleman, but CREST—the Centre for Research into Elections and Social Trends, an academic group—has shown a correlation between declining voter turnout and diminishing differences between the parties. If people feel that there is no choice, they will not vote. If there is a real choice, they will vote. I would like there to be a real Conservative party and a really democratic socialist Labour party; then people would come out to vote.

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Bruce Shaxson
Posted on 14 Feb 2008 4:02 pm (Report this annotation)

There is no such thing as a democratic Labour party
that is run from Brussels.

Lee Maguire
Posted on 5 Jun 2008 10:39 pm (Report this annotation)

CREST is at . Personally, I think that proportional representation would be a more compelling prospect than more obvious policy differences between the first two horses.