The system the Labour Party will have to use is the Alternative Vote, a system of merely preferential voting. Under this system Brown and Blair will only maximise the chances of their wing of the party, if every single person who votes for Gordon Brown votes secondly for Tony Blair, and vice versa. Under the present blurring of party opinion this is unlikely to happen.
The only way forward for the modernisers is for Mr Brown to withdraw, allowing the frontrunner, Tony Blair, a clear run.
Ottery St Mary, Devon
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