The fragmentation of the UK party system is reawakening divisions on electoral reform.
Were England and Wales to adopt proportional representation, 27 of the party's 69 electoral deserts would return Labour councillors.
Those now calling for a Tory-UKIP pact should consider how AV could have prevented a divided right.
The use of proportional representation for elections to the Lords could revive the debate.
They have sacrificed their distinctive beliefs and principles and received little in return.
Tories continue to find new and ingenious ways to rig the electoral system in their favour.
Reform to voter registration could have a far more wide-ranging effect than the boundary changes.
No to AV scored a commanding win on 5 May, yet its early days were a muddle of partisan chaos. Dan H
If the system can be changed once, it can be changed twice.