Early day motion 591

VOTING SYSTEM FOR GENERAL ELECTIONS

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Total number of signatures: 70

Bardell, Hannah Black, Mhairi Blackford, Ian Blackman, Kirsty
Boswell, Phil Brake, Tom Brock, Deidre Brown, Alan
Carmichael, Alistair Chapman, Douglas Cherry, Joanna Cowan, Ronnie
Coyle, Neil Crawley, Angela Day, Martyn Donaldson, Stuart
Dowd, Jim Durkan, Mark Edwards, Jonathan Fellows, Marion
Flynn, Paul Gethins, Stephen Gibson, Patricia Grady, Patrick
Grant, Peter Hendry, Drew Hepburn, Stephen Hodge, Margaret
Kerr, Calum Kinnock, Stephen Lamb, Norman Lammy, David
Law, Chris Lewis, Clive Lucas, Caroline MacNeil, Angus
Mactaggart, Fiona McCaig, Callum McDonald, Stewart McDonald, Stuart
McDonnell, Alasdair McGarry, Natalie Monaghan, Carol Mulholland, Greg
Mullin, Roger Newlands, Gavin Nicolson, John Olney, Sarah
Oswald, Kirsten Phillips, Jess Pugh, John Reynolds, Jonathan
Ritchie, Margaret Robertson, Angus Salmond, Alex Saville Roberts, Liz
Sheerman, Barry Sheppard, Tommy Stephens, Christopher Streeting, Wes
Thewliss, Alison Thompson, Owen Thomson, Michelle Twigg, Stephen
Umunna, Chuka Whiteford, Eilidh Whitford, Philippa Williams, Hywel
Williams, Mark Wilson, Corri

That this House welcomes the various collaborative campaigns to make votes matter by introducing a fair voting system; notes that petitions started since the 2015 general election calling for a fair voting system have gained over 500,000 signatures, and that recent polling suggests a significant majority of the public support moving to a more proportional system of electing hon. Members; further notes that the alternative vote system is not proportional and that the 2011 referendum gave no verdict on proportional representation; agrees that the current system of electing hon. Members is no longer fit for purpose; believes that the UK's voting system should ensure that those who are entitled to vote have a vote that counts, and counts equally, no matter who they vote for or where they live; further believes that the share of seats a party gets should closely reflect the share of votes that people give them; and calls on the Government to bring forward legislation to introduce a system of proportional representation for elections to the House.