Frank Dobson

Former MP, Holborn and St Pancras

Holborn and St Pancras Labour

Proportional Representation When Electing MPs

There have been votes in Parliament on if the system used to elect MPs to the House of Commons should change to a one where the proportion of seats won by a political party better reflects the proportion of the vote they win.

Photo: UK Parliament

Frank Dobson voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on

All votes about a more proportional system for electing MPs:

  • On 9 Feb 2010: Frank Dobson voted for the proposed Autumn 2011 referendum on the system for electing MPs to be on moving to the Alternative Vote system rather than on moving to the Single Transferable Vote. Show full debate
  • On 9 Feb 2010: Frank Dobson voted yes on Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill — New Clause 88 — Referendum on voting systems Show full debate
  • On 12 Oct 2010: Frank Dobson was absent for a vote on Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Part 3 — Question for referendum on the system for electing MPs Show full debate
  • On 2 Nov 2010: Frank Dobson voted to only automatically act on the outcome of the referendum on introducing the alternative vote system for electing MPs if at least forty per cent of electors entitled to vote did so. Show full debate

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