in an article . He is now the new (elected) chair of the relevant select committee and part of his contribution was broadcast in Peter Riddell's Week in Westminster which is on iplayer for a week.(If you are really keen it can be listened to it by clicking on the title of this posting)
He went on:
Following his election he has been reported as saying that local authorities should be allowed to choose their own electoral systems! What a changed world that would be. At present we aren't even trusted to build our own secondary schools with out tugging our forelocks to central governments, employing their chosen consultants and entering their silly little competitions all of which uses up time and costs millions.