Denham suggested Nick Clegg and the Lib Dems should take a low profile in the alternative vote campaign to avoid damaging its chances.
"There is a real issue of judgment about whether some people's image is so bad it would actually damage the AV campaign," said Denham, a strong supporter of electoral reform.
"Too close an association between the AV campaign and one single political party, the Liberal Democrats, won't help the overall campaign," he said.
Friday, 11 February 2011
CLEGG SHOULD LIE DOGGO ON AV – DENHAM
The Guardian has a spread on the alternative vote today, on which more over the weekend. For now, some choice quotes from shadow business secretary John Denham in an interview for the paper's website by Andrew Sparrow, also published today: