Jonathan Edwards

Independent MP for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr

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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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Jonathan Edwards almost always voted for 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.

Key votes about a more proportional system for electing MPs:

  • On 20 Jan 2020: Jonathan Edwards voted for introducing a system of proportional representation for the election of members of the House of Commons. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2016: Jonathan Edwards voted for proportional representation for electing MPs and for reducing the voting age to 16. Show vote
  • On 16 Dec 2015: Jonathan Edwards 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 2 Nov 2010: Jonathan Edwards 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 12 Oct 2010: Jonathan Edwards 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

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