Page last updated at 22:42 GMT, Monday, 10 May 2010 23:42 UK

Tories 'considering' Lib Dem tax plans

The Conservatives have given the Liberal Democrats "a final offer" of a referendum on changing the voting system to the Alternative Vote (AV) method.

The move was a response to Gordon Brown's resignation to promote a deal between Labour and the Liberal Democrats.

Shadow Education Secretary Michael Gove denied that the Tories and Lib Dems disagreed on fundamental issues, saying they had "moved towards" each other on policies regarding tax and the deficit.

He also indicated that the Conservatives had moved towards the Liberal Democrat manifesto promise to take lower paid workers out of tax.


Story Tools


Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2020 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific