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PUBLIC BACKING FOR ELECTORAL REFORM POLL

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An ICM poll for Make Votes Count, the cross-party campaign for electoral reform, has found that the public is overw...
An ICM poll for Make Votes Count, the cross-party campaign for electoral reform, has found that the public is overwhelmingly in favour of a referendum being held on changing the voting system for general elections.

The Financial Times (p3) reports that 69% of people questioned wanted Labour's promised referendum of the voting system to be held, with 17% against.

Lord Lipsey, the Labour peer and chairman of Make Votes Count, said: 'This poll shows that those agitating to get the pledge [for a referendum] dropped are flying in the face of public opinion. If Labour dropped the pledge, it would risk losing votes.'
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