Proportional Representation



So, where Proportional Representation is used in an election, then the number of votes that a party receives overall (e.g. 15% of the popular vote) is reflected in the number of seats that party will occupy in the Parliament (that is 15% of 308 seats is 46 seats).

In the recent election, the Conservative Party won 53.9 % of the seats with only 39.6 % of the popular vote which was less than 25 % of the eligible voters


A common outcome of proportional representation systems  is that no single party wins a clear majority.  Without a clear majority for a single party, all legislation must be thoroughly examined and debated according to the perspectives of the different parties.  This often means that parties must cooperate in order to craft legislation that enhances the well-being of all.  Cooperation amongst and within peoples of different experiences, different cultures, different perspectives is the critical next stage in our social evolution.

What values does this provision support?

What problems, if any, does this proposition address in our current electoral system? 


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