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AV and the lessons of history

Lord Lexden's latest article for the Conservative Party's Blue Blog.The blog puts the concerns over changing the voting system in a historical context. 

Alistair Cooke becomes Baron Lexden

Lord Lexden, formerly known as Alistair Cooke, has taken his seat in the House of Lords today, after being made a life peer on the recommendation of Rt Hon David Cameron MP, the Prime Minister, last month. Alistair's full title is Baron Lexden, of Lexden in the County of Essex and Strangford in the County of Down.

Alistair Cooke awarded peerage

Alistair Cooke has been awarded a peerage, with which he will become Lord Lexden, of Lexden in the county of Essex and Strangford in the County of Down. The title is an acknowledgement of Lord Lexden’s roots in Lexden (where he grew up) and to his work in Northern Ireland. Alistair Lexden was raised in Colchester where his father Basil Cooke was a GP in the town for nearly 40 years.