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Clause 1 — Referendum on the alternative vote system

Part of Royal Commission (London) – in the House of Commons at 7:15 pm on 12th October 2010.

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Photo of Edward Leigh Edward Leigh Conservative, Gainsborough 7:15 pm, 12th October 2010

I think that one of the Deputy Prime Minister's calculations was that there would be a differential turnout. He calculated that there would be a greater turnout in Scotland, as people are used to AV there, so they would be more likely to vote in favour. That argument might hit him in the back of the neck, however.