Local Elections: Pilot Schemes

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:24 pm on 11th May 2000.

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Photo of Lord Waddington Lord Waddington Conservative 3:24 pm, 11th May 2000

My Lords, perhaps I may raise a matter that was touched on the other day, but I do not think that the Minister had an opportunity to reply. Why was erroneous advice given to voters in the election of the London mayor? It was stated quite plainly in the instructions to voters that the voter had to exercise a second choice. Who was responsible for that erroneous advice?