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'No' to voting system change.

A CROSS-PARTY campaign for Coventry to serve as a guinea pig for a "proportional representation" voting system have been rejected by government.

The Green Party, Liberal Democrats and UKIP in Coventry wrote jointly to Labour's Coventry City Council leader Ann Lucas and Conservative local government minister Greg Clark calling for reform of the existing "first past the post" system.

All three parties wanted a PR system for next year's council elections.

But a response from the local government minister's office said: "Following the AV referendum in 2011, where the country voted against such a system for national government, there has been no consideration of changing the voting system for local government.

"A change in the method of voting would require change to primary legislation so it is not something that could be organised quickly in any event and certainly not by 2016."

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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Jun 22, 2015
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