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    1. May 18, 2015

      Cameron likely to drop plan to shrink Commons

      David Cameron is likely to drop plans to reduce the number of MPs to 600 as the prime minister tries to avoid an early...

    2. Westminster Blog

      May 5, 2015

      Live Q and A: UK election

      This Live Q&A session ended at 14:06 on 6 May 2015.Welcome to the FT’s Live Q and A on the general election. With the...

    1. September 5, 2014

      Conservative party seeks to tap elderly expat vote

      The Conservative party plans to give millions of mostly elderly Britons living overseas the right to vote in...

    2. Westminster Blog

      May 6, 2014

      How "first past the post" is the biggest obstacle to Farage and Ukip

      It is the Lib Dems who complain most vociferously about Britain’s first-past-the-post voting system. If Britain had PR...

    3. Westminster Blog

      April 22, 2012

      Constitutional reform minister tells FT "no pay-offs" for departing peers

      Lords reform is widely seen as a hobbyhorse of Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrats –yet it is a Tory minister whose...

    4. Westminster Blog

      May 3, 2011

      William Hague excels in his anti-AV speech

      I’ve just returned from the final No 2 AV rally at Methodist Central Hall in Westminster*. (Inexplicably the Yes rally...

    5. Westminster Blog

      February 6, 2011

      AV campaign shouldn't rely on Labour's support

      If the pro-alternative vote believers are hoping that Labour will throw its weight behind their campaign they may need...

    6. Westminster Blog

      January 13, 2011

      House of Lords to debate from dusk until dawn on Monday night

      Taxpayers could be hit with an extra bill of £17m if the referendum on the alternative vote is delayed from its...

    7. Westminster Blog

      November 10, 2010

      AV less popular than first-past-the-post which is less popular than PR

      A new poll has thrown up a curious result: In a poll of over 2,000 British adults, just 29% wanted to keep the current...

    8. Westminster Blog

      October 14, 2010

      Did the Lib Dems ever want a coalition with Labour?

      Political historians will be raking over May’s coalition talks for many years to come to establish an ever deeper level...

    9. Westminster Blog

      October 11, 2010

      AV referendum set to be on May 5 next year after all

      The referendum on voting reform will take place on May 5 next summer after the Tory whips reined in scores of MPs who...

    10. Westminster Blog

      August 17, 2010

      David Miliband: pro-AV but won't commit to campaigning for it

      In my interview with David Miliband – running in Wednesday’s FT – we talked about the alternative vote in some length....

    11. Westminster Blog

      July 28, 2010

      Amendments could kill AV's chances

      The Guardian’s story that Labour is planning to vote against the AV bill as it currently stands is an important...

    12. Westminster Blog

      July 5, 2010

      Is electoral reform necessarily good for the Lib Dems?

      MPs are as confused as psephologists about the likely impact of the double dose of electoral reform which could hit...

    13. Westminster Blog

      July 2, 2010

      How should Labour handle the AV issue?

      It would have been more of a surprise if the coalition had decided to hold its referendum on voting reform on a...

    14. Westminster Blog

      May 10, 2010

      Hague gives a summary of where the talks stand

      William Hague has just briefed the lobby on the state of negotiations: – The Tory “final offer” is a whipped vote on a...

    15. Westminster Blog

      April 16, 2010

      Can Clegg resist Brown's advances?

      Nick Clegg may have rebuffed Gordon Brown’s advances during the great debate, but the Labour leadership is not giving...

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