Elizabeth Truss

Former Conservative MP for South West Norfolk

@trussliz https://facebook.com/ElizabethTrussSWNorfolk

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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Elizabeth Truss generally voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs

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Major votes

  • On 20 Jul 2016: Elizabeth Truss was absent for a vote on Electoral Reform (Proportional Representation and Reduction of Voting Age) Show vote
  • On 16 Dec 2015: Elizabeth Truss was absent for a vote on Representation of the People (Proportional Representation) (House of Commons) Bill — Leave to Bring In Show vote
  • On 12 Oct 2010: Elizabeth Truss 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: Elizabeth Truss was absent for a vote on Queen's Speech — Programme for Government — Proportional Representation to Elect MPs Show vote
  • On 2 Nov 2010: Elizabeth Truss 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

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