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Guy Opperman

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Former Conservative MP for Hexham

@GuyOpperman https://facebook.com/guyoppermanMP

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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Guy Opperman 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 20 Jul 2016: Guy Opperman was absent for a vote on Electoral Reform (Proportional Representation and Reduction of Voting Age) Show vote
  • On 16 Dec 2015: Guy Opperman was absent for a vote on Representation of the People (Proportional Representation) (House of Commons) Bill — Leave to Bring In Show vote
  • On 2 Nov 2010: Guy Opperman 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: Guy Opperman 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

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