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Bernard Jenkin

Conservative MP for Harwich and North Essex

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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.

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Bernard Jenkin consistently voted 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 PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about a more proportional system for electing MPs:

  • On 20 Jan 2020: Bernard Jenkin voted against introducing a system of proportional representation for the election of members of the House of Commons. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2016: Bernard Jenkin voted against proportional representation for electing MPs and against reducing the voting age to 16. Show vote
  • On 16 Dec 2015: Bernard Jenkin voted against proposals to make the number of MPs from each party in the House of Commons more closely reflect each party's share of the national vote and against a move to fewer constituencies. Show vote
  • On 2 Nov 2010: Bernard Jenkin was absent for a vote on Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Clause 8 — 40% Minimum Turnout for Automatic Action on AV Referendum Result Show vote
  • On 12 Oct 2010: Bernard Jenkin voted against including voting systems which would be expected to result in proportional representation as options in the referendum on how MPs are elected to the commons. Show vote
  • On 9 Feb 2010: Bernard Jenkin 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 vote
  • On 9 Feb 2010: Bernard Jenkin voted against a referendum on using the alternative vote system for parliamentary elections being held no later than 31 October 2011. Show vote

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