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Fools and fabulations in Boris’s bid for leadership | Letters

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Readers discuss Johnson’s political legacy, and the implications of his becoming PMIs it not curious that Conservative MPs, with their passionate attachment to the present voting system for electing them to Westminster, are not using first past the post to elect their leader? With even more candidates at the Peterborough byelection than are standing for the Conservative leadership, it was apparently acceptable to have an MP elected with less than a third of the votes cast, whereas the Conservative MPs have to produce a final vote of over 50% for the winning candidate. Why are the two elections different?
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