How to have Full Proportional Representation while keeping constituency MP’s

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.

Step 1.

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.

Step 2.

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.

Examples

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

UKIP 30%
Conservative 30%
Labour 20%
Lib Dem 10%
Green 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.

Question is.

Do you want to live in a democracy or not?

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