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AV referendum 'will change coalition' says Clegg

This week's referendum on voting reform will change the nature of the coalition Government, regardless of its result, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said today.

Dominic Lawson: Vote yes, or no – the outcome will barely make a difference

When Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg proclaim that the introduction of AV will 'end politics as usual', they are either fantasising or conning us

The maths of AV: A small step towards a fairer vote

The Yes and No to AV teams both say their voting system is fairer. But which is? We asked mathematician Tony Crilly to do the sums

Kinnock takes aim at Labour's 'No to AV' camp

The former Labour leader Neil Kinnock today launches an outspoken attack on senior colleagues in his party who have campaigned with the Conservatives against reforming Britain's voting system.

Cameron relies on 'smears and fears', says Miliband

the labour leader, Ed Miliband, denounced David Cameron yesterday for allowing campaigners against electoral reform to resort to the "old-fashioned politics of smears and fears" to scare the public into supporting the status quo.

For the future of the Coalition, leaders play down the AV vitriol

Co-ordinated show of unity by Cameron and Clegg is undermined by continued sniping in the lower ranks

Revealed: the 29 anti-reform MPs who would lose their seats under the AV system

For 29 MPs, opposition to scrapping the first-past-the-post voting system is a matter of raw political survival, an analysis by The Independent has found.

The question is not whether the Lib Dems will lose, but how badly they will perform

Support for the Lib Dems is barely half the level of four years ago, and the party seems bound to suffer serious losses

Coalition 'will survive AV vote'

David Cameron and Nick Clegg insisted the coalition would survive the electoral reform referendum today despite increasingly bitter exchanges.

Leading article: Make this the last time you vote with an X

How often have politicians padded out speeches with phrases like these? "People should have more control over their lives"; "People rightly demand greater choice"; "Open up politics to give people more of a say"; or even, "Power to the people". On Thursday, we the people really do get our chance to have a say, and to take more power to ourselves.

Vince Cable: No wonder the Tories are so scared of AV

It is only self-interest and the desire to have things their own way that makes the Conservatives so keen on first past the post

Cable makes final plea for 'historic' change to UK's voting system

Business Secretary defies PM and urges voters to back AV – as a former MP labels status quo a 'moonlighter's charter'

All is not rosy in Nick's back yard – but green shoots of recovery begin to emerge

Jonathan Brown visits the Deputy PM's Sheffield constituency and finds growing support for the Lib Dem leader and his AV crusade

Tories plot to overturn referendum results

Secret moves are planned by senior Conservatives to overturn the result of next week's referendum on electoral reform if the country votes to scrap the first-past-the-post system.

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