The only way to have real democracy is to have full proportional representation.
And we’ve worked out how to have Full Proportional Representation while keeping constituency MP’s
Elect constituency MP’s as we do now, but weight their votes in parliament in direct proportion to their parties share of the national vote.
Elect all MP’s using the current first past the post system.
This keeps MP’s directly connected and responsible to the constituencies that they are elected to serve.
For the purposes of MP’s voting on legislation in the House of Commons.
Take the percentage share of the national vote that a political party got in the General Election and divide it by the number of MP’s that political party got in the same General Election.
The resulting figure becomes the number of votes that each MP of that political party has on each piece of legislation.
Conservative party recieves 30% of the vote nationally and wins 300 MP’s
30 divided by 300 = 0.1 votes per Conservative MP
This gives the Conservative party 30 votes in total
Labour party recieves 20% of the vote nationally and wins 200 MP’s
20 divided by 200 = 0.1 votes per Labour MP
This gives the Labour party 20 votes in total
Lib Dem party recieves 10% of the vote nationally and wins 50 MP’s
10 divided by 50 = 0.2 votes per Lib Dem MP
This gives the Lib Dem party 10 votes in total
UKIP recieves 30% of the vote nationally and wins 40 MP’s
30 divided by 40 = 0.75 votes per UKIP MP
This gives UKIP 30 votes in total
Green party recieves 10% of the vote nationally and wins 10 MP’s
10 divided by 10 = 1 votes per Green MP
This gives the Green party 10 votes in total
So national vote
Lib Dem 10%
Total vote 100%
Current Representation in parliament based on the above vote share, under first past the post
UKIP 40 MP’s ( 6% vote share on legislation )
Conservative 300 MP’s ( 50% vote share on legislation )
Labour 200 MP’s ( 33% vote share on legislation )
Lib Dem 50 MP’s ( 9% vote share on legislation )
Green 10 MP’s ( 2% vote share on legislation )
Total MP’s 600 (100%)
Representation in parliament using our proposed full proportional representation.
UKIP 30 votes
Conservative 30 votes
Labour 20 votes
Lib Dem 10 votes
Green 10 votes
Total votes 100
One way is democratic, one way isn’t.
Do you want to live in a democracy or not?