Routledge does not speak for me

In claiming that I predicted the Liberal Democrats will lose seats on 3 May, Paul Routledge (29 January) put his own words in my mouth. Such are the vagaries of the first-past-the-post election system that any party could win more votes yet lose seats, or lose votes and gain MPs.

Chris Davies MEP
European Parliament

This article first appeared in the 12 February 2001 issue of the New Statesman, Exclusive: how Labour could lose