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Alternative vote 'will restore trust in politics'

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MPs are to vote on whether to hold a referendum on the prime minister's plans to change the voting system. The current first-past-the-post system would be replaced by the alternative vote system, which allows voters to rank candidates in order of preference.

Chris Huhne, Liberal Democrat home affairs spokesman and Environment Secretary Hilary Benn debate whether a new method of voting should be introduced.

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