Letter: The people decide how to elect MPs

Sir: One of the main reasons for introducing proportional representation is to bring some measure of honesty into our electoral process.

Parties have to trim their policies to appeal to swing voters in marginal constituencies. This is a narrow, unrepresentative sample of the population but no party is electable without its support. This is profoundly corrupting; both manifestos were trimmed to fit the party spin doctors' conception of what this small group of people wanted to hear.

PETER CERESOLE

London SW14

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