Caroline Lucas Schools Tory On What Churchill Thought Of Voting Reform

Green MP Caroline Lucas had to set a Tory MP straight after he falsely claimed Winston Churchill was against electoral reform. 

Steve Double was making the case for the UK’s first-past-the-post (FPTP) voting system during a debate in Westminster Hall on Monday – but he got mixed up on the former PM’s stance. 

The St Austell and Newquay MP said: “One of the strengths of our current FPTP voting system is that it is simple and it gives a quick and decisive result.

“Indeed, Churchill liked it and so did Tony Benn, men who not often agreed with one another, but on this they did.”

Tory MP Steve Double
Tory MP Steve Double has defended FPTP voting

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