Ashley Dé from the Electoral Reform Society comments on the coalition government's voting reform package:
"The worst kept secret in Westminster is fantastic news for anyone interested in rebuilding trust in politics.
"On May 5th 2011, and for the first time in our history, the people expected to use the voting system to elect their parliament will have the chance to change it. We have MPs enjoying power without any real mandate and millions of voters who've never made a difference in election after election. It's time we turned the page on the politics of the 19th Century and this is that chance.
"Our decrepit system has consistency failed the public, so it's fitting that its fate rests with the judgement of the British people. This is their chance to make first-past-the-post history."