Alistair Carmichael

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Justice)

Liberal Democrat MP for Orkney and Shetland

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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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Alistair Carmichael generally voted for a more proportional system for electing MPs

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Major votes

  • On 20 Jul 2016: Alistair Carmichael voted for proportional representation for electing MPs and for reducing the voting age to 16. Show vote
  • On 16 Dec 2015: Alistair Carmichael voted 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 for fewer constituencies. Show vote
  • On 12 Oct 2010: Alistair Carmichael 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

Minor votes

  • On 20 Jan 2020: Alistair Carmichael voted for introducing a system of proportional representation for the election of members of the House of Commons. Show vote
  • On 2 Nov 2010: Alistair Carmichael 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 9 Feb 2010: Alistair Carmichael voted in favour of a referendum on using the Single Transferable Vote system for electing MPs to the House of Commons, rather than a referendum on moving to the Alternative Vote. Show vote
  • On 9 Feb 2010: Alistair Carmichael voted in favour of 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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