Britain's Conservative Party said on Monday it had made the offer of a referendum on an alternative vote electoral system to the Liberal Democrats, the final offer as part of talks between the parties on forming a new government.
REUTERS - Britain's Conservative Party said on Monday it had made a final offer to the Liberal Democrats, a referendum on the alternative vote electoral system, as part of talks between the parties on forming a new government.
"We have agreed that we are going to offer the Liberal Democrats, as a final offer, a referendum on the alternative vote system," the party's negotiator George Osborne said.
UK General Election Results
Conservative: 306 seats
36.1% of the vote
Labour: 258 seats
29.1% of the vote
Liberal Democrats: 57 seats
23.0% of the vote
Seats needed for a majority: 326
649 of 650 seats declared
"It would be completely undemocratic to introduce a change to the voting system without a referendum."
Date created : 2010-05-10