Lib Dems even the score with bill defeat

On the eve of the British coalition’s first anniversary in office, it received a gift it wasn’t expecting and which its leadership didn’t particularly want.

14th May, 2011
Lib Dems even the score with bill defeat
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On the eve of the British coalition’s first anniversary in office, it received a gift it wasn’t expecting and which its leadership didn’t particularly want.

Liberal Democrat peers either voted against the government or abstained from the vote on directly elected police commissioners, thereby delivering the government’s first legislative defeat in a key policy area.

Nick Clegg, the deputy prime minister and Lib Dem leader, later confirmed...

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