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.
Lord Watts voted a mixture of for and 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.
On 2 Nov 2010:
Lord Watts 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 12 Oct 2010:
Lord Watts was absent for a vote on Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Part 3 — Question for referendum on the system for electing MPs
On 9 Feb 2010:
Lord Watts 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:
Lord Watts voted in favour of a referendum on using the alternative vote system for parliamentary elections being held no later than 31 October 2011.
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