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We claim a tactical victory

Sir: No one can doubt that informed and targeted tactical voting helped to win the day. Not only did it turn a Labour victory into a Tory rout: it also delivered the largest group of third party MPs since the 1920s.

Enfield Southgate's young victor Stephen Twigg acknowledged that it was Liberal Democrats voting "effectively" that helped his Labour team deprive Michael Portillo of his seat.

GROT! feel entirely vindicated - despite "spin doctor" hostility throughout the election campaign. Tactical voting has beaten Tory hegemony under first past the post. Now we must all push to replace it with a proportional and more representative system.

RICHARD DENTON-WHITE

Co-Chair

GROT! The Tactical Voting Campaign

London N16

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