New Clause 88 — Referendum on voting systems

Part of Bill Presented — Climate Change (Sectoral Targets) Bill – in the House of Commons at 8:00 pm on 9th February 2010.

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Photo of Christopher Huhne Christopher Huhne Shadow Home Secretary 8:00 pm, 9th February 2010

I fail to see the advantage of the system that the hon. Gentleman and Mr. Field are proposing, compared with the alternative vote. After all, under the alternative vote system, all the factors that the hon. Gentleman has just described are available to the voter in the run-up to an election. He was telling us earlier how important it is to save public money, yet he now seems to be suggesting doubling the cost of general elections by having two rounds.

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