Saturday, 16 October 2010

Lib Dem fail to support people power

A couple of days ago I blogged about the disgraceful and gutless voting by the Lib Dems on Caroline Lucas's amendment to the referendum bill which would give a choice of changing the voting system to a variety of options: AV, STV and AMS. By voting against the amendment the Lib Dems voted against their own policy of STV and voted against giving people the choice about how they elect MPs.

Read the full debate here but I particularly like the comment from Austin Mitchell: "Does my hon. Friend agree that what we are doing is repairing the damage done by the gutlessness of the Liberal Democrats? They did not have the guts or the integrity to include in the referendum a question on a system of proportional representation, which they always purported to believe in. We are allowing the people to speak out."

Be under no illusion though. 55 Lib Dems voted against the amendment and no Lib Dem voted for it. This is disgraceful. Is your MP in the list of the 55 Lib Dems below, if so write to them and tell them what you think!

Danny Alexander Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Norman Baker Lewes
Alan Beith Berwick-upon-Tweed
Gordon Birtwistle Burnley
Tom Brake Carshalton and Wallington
Annette Brooke Mid Dorset and North Poole
Jeremy Browne Taunton Deane
Malcolm Bruce Gordon
Paul Burstow Sutton and Cheam
Lorely Burt Solihull
Vincent Cable Twickenham
Menzies Campbell North East Fife
Alistair Carmichael Orkney and Shetland
Nicholas Clegg Sheffield, Hallam
Michael Crockart Edinburgh West
Edward Davey Kingston and Surbiton
Tim Farron Westmorland and Lonsdale
Lynne Featherstone Hornsey and Wood Green
Don Foster Bath
Andrew George St Ives
Stephen Gilbert St Austell and Newquay
Duncan Hames Chippenham
Mike Hancock Portsmouth South
Nick Harvey North Devon
David Heath Somerton and Frome
John Hemming Birmingham, Yardley
Martin Horwood Cheltenham
Simon Hughes Bermondsey and Old Southwark
Mark Hunter Cheadle
Julian Huppert Cambridge
Charles Kennedy Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Norman Lamb North Norfolk
David Laws Yeovil
John Leech Manchester, Withington
Stephen Lloyd Eastbourne
Michael Moore Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Greg Mulholland Leeds North West
John Pugh Southport
Alan Reid Argyll and Bute
Dan Rogerson North Cornwall
Bob Russell Colchester
Adrian Sanders Torbay
Robert Smith West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Andrew Stunell Hazel Grove
Ian Swales Redcar
Jo Swinson East Dunbartonshire
Sarah Teather Brent Central
John Thurso Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
David Ward Bradford East
Steve Webb Thornbury and Yate
Mark Williams Ceredigion
Roger Williams Brecon and Radnorshire
Stephen Williams Bristol West
Jennifer Willott Cardiff Central
Simon Wright Norwich South

1 comment:


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