Nick Clegg, electoral reform and Charles Kennedy

Today, The Independent has a quote from me about Nick Clegg’s interview for The Westminster Hour about, amongst other topics, electoral reform:

Party members will understand the underlying point Nick Clegg was making – that this isn’t a single-issue coalition. However, I suspect many will be disappointed at quite how keenly he talked down the importance of electoral reform in some parts of the interview.

Electoral reform is, after all, key to changing British politics.

The piece is dominated however by the rumours eagerly circulated by Labour sources about former party leader Charles Kennedy’s supposed interest in defecting to Labour.

Olly Grender summed it up well in a tweet:

Charles Kennedy rumour re defection is total fiction – a Labour generated silly season story – nice try @Ed_Miliband

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