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.
Richard Benyon 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
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On 9 Feb 2010:
Richard Benyon 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.
On 9 Feb 2010:
Richard Benyon voted no on Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill — New Clause 88 — Referendum on voting systems
On 12 Oct 2010:
Richard Benyon 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.
On 2 Nov 2010:
Richard Benyon 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.
On 16 Dec 2015:
Richard Benyon 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.
On 20 Jul 2016:
Richard Benyon was absent for a vote on Electoral Reform (Proportional Representation and Reduction of Voting Age)
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