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Too many let electoral tactics influence their decision in the polling booth

Anthony Seldon: How Brown and Clegg let it slip

Brown's decision to offer his own head stunned Clegg and made him realise, for the first time, that Brown was serious about trying to make a Lib-Lab pactwork

Question revealed for voting referendum

Voters will be asked a straightforward question when they go to the polls next May, in the first national referendum since 1975. They will be asked: "Do you want the United Kingdom to adopt the 'alternative vote' system instead of the current 'first past the post' system for electing Members of Parliament to the House of Commons?"

Cameron urged to rethink referendum date

Prime Minister David Cameron was today urged to re-think plans for a referendum at the same time as elections to devolved administrations.

Steve Richards: The convulsive power of referendums

David Cameron wonders whether he is leading an historic realignment of the centre and centre-right, which might be cemented by a change in the voting system

Plan to allow coalition to cling to power scrapped

Clegg confirms 5 May referendum on electoral reform

Leading article: The Liberal Democrats must now argue their case for electoral reform

Electoral reform was a central pledge of the Liberal Democrats' election manifesto.

Tories quick to come out against voting reform

David Cameron and Nick Clegg were hit by a rebellion yesterday over their plan to hold a referendum on the voting system next May on the same day as elections to the Scottish Parliament, Welsh assembly and English councils.

David Cameron will campaign against vote change

Prime Minister David Cameron will campaign for a "no" vote in a referendum on electoral reform expected to be held next year, Downing Street confirmed today.

Referendum on voting reform will be held in May

A referendum on whether to change Britain's first-past-the-post electoral system will be held next May, Nick Clegg will announce next week.

Andrew Grice: The coalition leaders may have bonded, but have their parties?

The new government has achieved a lot in just two weeks. It would surely have taken about two months on the Continent, where coalitions are much more common.

The party faithful feel conned by coalition

It was a big fight by the Liberal Democrat Stephen Lloyd to wrest Eastbourne from the Tories. Now, voters are furious

Letters: Proportional representation

A lot to learn about PR

Letters: Moral of Harold Macmillan's coat

When I was around eight years old I went on my first school coach-trip to London. I remember it as being a cold, grey day with plenty of walking to be done. I also recall the boat trip down the Thames from Westminster Bridge to Greenwich.

Jonathan Isaby: Are the Liberal Democrats seriously saying they would prop up a Labour government?

The very last outcome that the country indicated it wanted at the general election was a coalition between Labour and the Liberal Democrats.

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