If the UK had PR, then how would MPs be allocated to regions? Surely it'd be problematic to give each region the MP of the party of their preference?
If the UK had PR, how would the MPs be allocated to regions? watch
- Thread Starter
- 12-05-2015 13:10
- 12-05-2015 13:14
I would depend on what system is used.
With STV (Single transferable vote - used in NI + ROI), there would be large multi-member constituencies
With regional list (used for european elections) there would be large regions with the number of mp's allocated in proportion to that regions vote.
Under AMS (additional member system - used in Scotland + wales) constituencies continue to exist but there are 'top up' Mp's to make the result proportionalLast edited by contradicta; 12-05-2015 at 13:16.
- 13-05-2015 14:11
Also everyone says if we had PR, these parties would have so much more representation. What they fail to take accoutn of is that people vote tactically, and with reference to results last time in their local area, and overall polls. So if we had PR they wouldn't be voting in the same way at all.