Davey quizzes Straw  

4.2.2000

Mayor elections could be cancelled

Liberal Democrat London Spokesman, Edward Davey MP, has tabled a written question to Home Secretary Jack Straw today, to seek confirmation that Labour is acting against all past conventions on election law, by failing to get cross party agreement for the Mayor and Assembly elections.

Following the Government’s announcement yesterday that there would be no freepost for London, Mr Davey said that the Government was putting the elections themselves in jeopardy.

Edward Davey said:
"Liberal Democrats and Conservatives in the Lords will unite to defeat these undemocratic regulations."

"Labour will be forced either to accept our amendments or see the mayoral elections collapse in chaos. Perhaps that is what Labour wants."

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