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John Prescott becomes a convert to Westminster electoral reform

Back when he was Deputy Prime Minister, John Prescott was an opponent of electoral reform for Westminster, so his conversion to the cause is sadly rather late in the day but is still welcome as the more converts the better:

I think it’s time to give people a real say in a more democratic way, put an end to job-for-life MPs in so-called safe seats and make every constituency a marginal one.

Labour’s next leader is being chosen by transferable voting and it’s proving to be a really exciting contest.

So I’d like to see the next Labour leader make the case for a similar system for parliamentary elections.

We already have these fairer voting systems for the European elections, Welsh and Scottish elections so why not for general elections?

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