Michael Gove endorses the Lib Dems, and possibly Yes to Fairer Votes, in EMA debate

>Secreatry of State for Education Michael Gove has always been of the Cameroon variety, but in the save EMA debate it he got very Coalition happy indeed.

Firstly he heaped praise on the pupil premium, a flagship Lib Dem policy that was supported by the Conservatives and included in the Coalition agreement. He then wen onto praise councils around the country that already support travel costs for poor students, citing “Liberal Democrat controlled Hull”, noting what the people of Hull would get “if they are wise enough to vote Liberal Democrat”. Hull is a Lib Dem controlled council, but only narrowly, and the party are currently under a lot of pressure from Labour to retain it in May’s local elections.

After much mocking from the opposition Gove added “or Conservative in places where we can win”. Is this subtle support for Yes to Fairer votes, which seeks to put in a system that would end safe seats? Gove has already asked the No campaign to remove his name as one of their partrons, as he remains undecided on the issue.

That won’t please the Tory right.

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2 Comments to “Michael Gove endorses the Lib Dems, and possibly Yes to Fairer Votes, in EMA debate”

  1. >Quite frankly the thought of tactically voting for/with the tories makes me feel like throwing up

  2. >Whereas the thought of tactically voting Labour makes me feel like throwing up.AV allows us both to vote LD first then Lab/Con lower down the order to keep out 'the enemy' as it were.

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