John Spellar

MP, Warley

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Warley 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.

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John Spellar generally 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 9 Feb 2010: John Spellar 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: John Spellar voted yes on Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill — New Clause 88 — Referendum on voting systems Show vote
  • On 12 Oct 2010: John Spellar was absent for a vote on Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Part 3 — Question for referendum on the system for electing MPs Show vote
  • On 2 Nov 2010: John Spellar voted against only automatically acting 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 vote
  • On 16 Dec 2015: John Spellar 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 20 Jul 2016: John Spellar acted as teller for a vote on Electoral Reform (Proportional Representation and Reduction of Voting Age) Show vote

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