Letter: Messages of the Euro elections

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Sir: If seats on the UK mainland had been awarded to the parties in proportion to national totals of votes obtained, the result would have been:

% vote Seats Labour 42.67 38 (62) Conservative 26.88 24 (18) Lib Dem 16.13 15 (2) Green 3.12 3 (0) SNP 3.08 3 (2) Plaid Cymru 1.03 1 (0)

Actual seats gained are in brackets. Every party apart from Labour is grossly under-represented.

The Conservatives are the only UK parliamentary party which is not prepared to debate fair votes. Perhaps their 20 per cent under- representation in the European Parliament will change their minds.

Yours faithfully,




14 June