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John Baron MP votes against boundary changes

January 30, 2013
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MP says changes would have threatened check on executive Yesterday afternoon, in the House of Commons, the Government tried to pass legislation which would have equalised constituency seats and reduced the number of MPs by 10%. Presently, some Parliamentary seats, usually in the inner cities, have significantly fewer electors than others. This has tended...
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John Baron MP welcomes Lords Reform ‘limbo’

July 11, 2012
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MP one of 91 Conservative rebels Last night in the House of Commons, John Baron MP voted against the Government’s proposals for a mainly elected House of Lords, along with another 90 Conservative MPs. But with the support of Labour votes, the Government’s proposals were carried by 462 to 124. However, earlier in the...
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John Baron MP: AV plays a democratic ‘con-trick’ on electors

April 7, 2011
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MP warns of close vote   In an article on Conservative Home published today, John Baron MP has attacked the Alternative Voting system as the referendum on 5th May fast approaches. The article can be found at http://conservativehome.blogs.com/platform/2011/04/john-baron-mp-camerons-av-gamble-legged-over-or-astute-political-move.html John said: “Of course AV is a terrible system. As I pointed out to Nick Clegg...
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John Baron MP criticises AV in question to Deputy Prime Minister

September 6, 2010
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Today in the House of Commons during a debate on the Alternative Vote system, John Baron MP questioned the Rt. Hon. Nick Clegg MP about the adverse consequences of introducing AV into this country. John asked: “The Deputy Prime Minister is right to talk about trust in politics, but one of the problems...
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