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Adopt Proportional Representation for General Elections in the UK

Petition published by natalie on Dec 07, 2005
Target: The Government

Petition Background (Preamble):

For centuries, the UK has used the first-past-the-post system to elect its MPs. This system is out-dated and promotes inequality.

The two main parties (Labour and Conservative) are over-represented and the rest are under-represented. Most importantly, there is no proportionality.

The Labour government is currently running our country with the support of a mere 35.2% of the voters. The Green party can get 15% and not win a single seat.Is this fair?

I propose a system where, if a party gets 10% of the votes it will also get 10% of the seats in Parliament. ie, a FAIR system.

Petition:

We, the undersigned, submit that the UK should adopt a system of Proportional Representation for general elections in the UK.

The Adopt Proportional Representation for General Elections in the UK petition to The Government was written by natalie and is in the category Politics at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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