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Johnson responds to 'third place' criticism

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Home Secretary Alan Johnson said the Labour Party wanted to be "first in the popular vote" as he responded to Nick Clegg's criticism of the current voting system.

Mr Johnson was also critical of the current system, arguing that anyone in third place in a popular vote during an election period would "not be best placed".

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg had argued that it would be "preposterous" for Labour to have its leader remain in Number 10 if it came third in terms of votes, on the Andrew Marr Show.

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