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Coaliton will 'survive' AV poll

The coalition will survive whatever the result of next week's elections and the referendum on voting reform, Defence Secretary Liam Fox insisted today.

I was stuffed on fees pledge, says Clegg

Nick Clegg has said he was "stuffed" over his broken campaign promise not to raise university tuition fees.

Coalition feels the strain as AV argument heats up

The strained relations between the two Coalition parties over electoral reform took another nosedive yesterday when the Liberal Democrat president attacked both Margaret Thatcher and David Cameron.

Lib Dems: 'Corrupt system elected Thatcher'

The war of words over electoral reform flared up further today as a senior Liberal Democrat branded first-past-the-post a "corrupt" system which had allowed Margaret Thatcher's Conservative government to practise "organised wickedness" in the 1980s.

Yes camp rules out use of costly counting machines

The Liberal Democrats and Labour joined forces yesterday to issue a cast-iron pledge that a switch to the alternative vote (AV) would never require the use of electronic vote counting machines.

Edward Davie: I could no longer side with fascists and dinosaurs

Explaining first-past-the-post on the doorstep in a recent council by-election, I had become convinced that a more complicated electoral system would only disenfranchise already marginalised people. But signing up to the No campaign, alongside fascists, Tories and dinosaurs from my own party, proved to be a profoundly uncomfortable experience and their noxious emissions have driven me out.

Cameron warns of 'undemocratic' AV

Changing the current electoral system could pave the way for keeping "dead governments on life support machines", David Cameron said today.

Andrew Grice: Miliband finds he has little room for manoeuvre on AV

Labour sympathisers cannot simply vote against the Coalition

'This is our chance to hurt Cameron'

Peter Mandelson enters the AV debate and tells Labour voters, use your noddle to defeat Tories.

Huhne hints at AV legal action move

A senior Liberal Democrat minister is threatening legal action against the No to AV campaign in a move which could potentially open up a damaging new rift in the coalition.

The mixed messages of the AVs and AV nots

Surprising contradictions and odd alliances – it's not just politicians hoping to influence our votes at the referendum. What role is the press playing?

Mary Ann Sieghart: Vote Yes for evolution, not revolution

The anger and scaremongering is so disproportionate to the reform you wonder if they're all looking at the same voting system

Fault lines widen in Coalition ahead of 5 May referendum

The strained relations between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats reached a new low yesterday amid an increasingly bitter campaign ahead of next month's referendum on the voting system.

And the Oscar for the best voting system goes to ... AV

Hollywood has decided first-past-the-post is not the fairest way to choose best film

Hague rules out more concessions to Lib Dems

Foreign Secretary William Hague today ruled out fresh concessions to the Liberal Democrats if they fail to secure victory in next month's referendum on voting reform for Westminster elections.

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