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Ex Tory Minister calls for PR

September 13, 2019 9:43 AM
By Bryan Lewis

Former Tory cabinet minister, Amber Rudd, has called for cross-party efforts to consider proportional representation.

This is the first sign of a willingness among a senior Conservatives to consider replacing the current first-past-the-post system.

Mrs Rudd said, "It is time to "ask ourselves some tough questions about whether our institutions remain fully fit for purpose. It is now finally the time to put proper cross-party efforts into electoral reform. A system of more proportional representation would see our institutions better able to respect the results of elections."

The Liberal Democrats are members of a cross-party group for electoral reform but this is being resisted by Labour and the Conservatives.