Cabinet will discuss electoral reform today

Alex Smith

By Alex Smith / @alexsmith1982

No decision was made at last night’s Parliamentary Labour Party meeting on legislating for a referendum on electoral reform whatever the result at the general election, but reformers remain hopeful that a conclusion will be reached in the near future.

Jack Straw made arguments in favour of the proposal at the PLP last night, but opinion on whether to push ahead remained divided. Gordon Brown is apparently “determined” to go ahead with the referendum, and the cabinet will discuss the issue when it meets today.

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