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AV referendum to go ahead on May 5, after Lords challenge fails – Daily Telegraph

“A referendum on changing the voting system will definitely take place on May 5 after the Government last night saw off an 11th-hour challenge to the plans in the House of Lords.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th February 2011

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Government electoral reform dealt Lords blow – The Guardian

“The government suffered a narrow defeat in the House of Lords on Monday night when rebel Tories joined forces with Labour peers to make the planned referendum on electoral reform non-binding if turnout falls below 40%.”

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The Guardian, 7th February 2011

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Peers bed down for marathon session to pass reform bill – The Guardian

“Lords debate reduction in the number of MPs in parliament.”

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The Guardian, 17th January 2011

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Lords ruling paves way for separate AV referendum and election dates – The Guardian

“Alternative voting referendum could be on a different day from 5 May elections according to a House of Lords amendment.”

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The Guardian, 6th December 2010

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Voting reform referendum will go ahead in May 2011 – The Independent

“A referendum on whether to ditch the first-past-the-post voting system will go ahead next May after Labour peers failed narrowly in an attempt to derail the Government’s timetable.”

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The Independent, 16th November 2010

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Peers threaten voting reform bill – BBC News

“Government plans for a referendum in May on changing the voting system could be at risk if peers vote later to refer them to a Lords committee.”

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BBC News, 15th November 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Nick Clegg rejects call for law change after ‘hundreds denied vote’ – The Guardian

“The Electoral Commission is set on a collision course with the deputy prime minister, Nick Clegg, after he dismissed calls for a law change to ensure last-minute voters are not turned away at the polls.”

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The Guardian, 11th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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