Jim Shannon

Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights)

Strangford DUP

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

Jim Shannon 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 12 Oct 2010: Jim Shannon 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 2 Nov 2010: Jim Shannon 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 vote
  • On 16 Dec 2015: Jim Shannon 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: Jim Shannon was absent for a vote on Electoral Reform (Proportional Representation and Reduction of Voting Age) Show vote

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