Part 3 — Amendments of other enactments

Part of Royal Commission (London) – in the House of Commons at 10:45 pm on 12th October 2010.

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Photo of Eleanor Laing Eleanor Laing Conservative, Epping Forest 10:45 pm, 12th October 2010

Caroline Lucas made a sincere speech in support of her amendment 7, but it was wrong because she argued about giving more power to the people. Her amendment has nothing whatever to do with standards in the House of Commons. It would cause confusion and lead to the loss of the two most important factors that any electoral system ought to depend on-clarity and certainty. They are present in first past the post, but they certainly are not in amendment 7.