If nothing else, the whole Brexit debacle has highlighted how unrepresentative parliament is of the majority of British voters under the first past the post system. The system does not adequately represent the people in a multi-party environment and greater cooperation is needed.
In 2017 here’s how many votes it took to win a seat:
- Conservatives 43,018
- Labour 49,152
- Lib Dem 197,665
- Green 525,665
- SNP 27,931
- DUP 29,200
Much of Europe, including the EU, already use a system of proportional representation very effectively and it’s time for the UK to upgrade to a system that’s fit for purpose in the 21st Century.
Sign the Petition: Change the general election voting system to one of proportional representation
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