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Plans to change the way MPs are elected have cleared the first Commons hurdle.
A bill introducing a referendum on changing the voting system, changes to constituency boundaries and fewer MPs, were backed by 328 votes to 269.
Labour says the changes would hit affect Labour-supporting areas and said the bill was "political skulduggery".
Tory opponents of the referendum said it could cost £100m but deputy PM Nick Clegg said it would restore "people's faith in the way they elect their MPs".
Despite criticism, the bill passed with a majority of 59 and a Labour bid to kill it off w