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ref date:9 Jan 2000 (WBA)
Labour fears losing council control in Scotland

The Liberals in Scotland were promised many things when then jumped into bed with labour to help pull the wool over Scottish eyes.

One thing they were promised was that proportional representation would be introduce into Scottish council elections.

Now Labour is backing out of that pledge as it is trying to escape the promise to scrap tuition fees in Scottish universities.

Why is this?

Quite simply, if P.R, were introduced Labour would lose control over MOST local councils in Scotland it has exploited using the first past the post system since early last century.....