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LukeAkehurstCLP RepSupports PRYes, I support proportional representation for elections to the House of Commons. I would like a mixed or additional member system as in Germany and New Zealand, where there are still constituencies, but top-up regional lists ensure overall proportionality.
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BodrulAminCLP RepSupports PRI joined the Labour party in 1997, whilst I was a politics student at college. I was firmly in favour of electoral reform and had studied the different versions of proportional representation. The Labour manifesto in 1997 promised a referendum on electoral reform but sadly this never materialised. Over the years, electoral reform has taken a back burner, but recent experiences in relation to general elections show that this country needs electoral reform.
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DaveAndersonCLP RepOpenI thought the coalition government nailed the PR debate forever but, at the end of the day, getting a Government in that takes care of ordinary people is crucial and given the changes in the electorate perhaps PR is the answer.
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JohannaBaxterCLP RepSupports PRWe already have PR in Scottish council and Scottish Parliamentary elections, so FPTP in UK Westminster elections is the anonomly for us north of the border now. So yes, I would support a change to the voting system for Westminster elections.
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EkuaBayunuCLP Rep
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AlexBeverleyCLP Rep
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AnnBlackCLP RepSupports PRI’ve always supported proportional representation, so that every vote matters at every level, in swing marginals and “safe” seats. In parliament, it would prevent one-party dominance on a minority vote share. The 1997 Labour government tragically failed to implement the Jenkins recommendations. We cannot afford to miss the next opportunity.
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MatthewBlakemoreCLP RepSupports PRI support PR to build a better Britain. I am of firm belief that we need to reshape the way we do politics in this country. In 2019 more votes in total were cast for non-elected candidates (14.5 million – 45.3% of all votes) than for the Conservative Party
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GemmaBoltonCLP Rep
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YasmineDarCLP Rep
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FionaDentCLP RepSupports PR... Following 40 years of LP membership and campaigning against a stacked deck of cards which included constituency boundary changes and Labour supporters voting Green or Libdem. Finally I believe that we must look at the PR options which could give us a system which better reflects people’s voting wishes
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CrispinFlintoffCLP Rep
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KatherineFoyCLP RepSupports PRI entirely support proportional representation. I personally believe the next Labour government should trial the Welsh AMS form of PR for English local elections. Once made familiar to the electorate this system could then be introduced for national Westminster elections.
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TheresaGriffinCLP RepSupports PRI am in favour of electoral reform and supported the move to STV in the NEC elections. We have to win the next General Election on FPTP, however, and engage members in a detailed debate throughout the Party on electoral reform at the same time. We also have to communicate the positive outcomes of PR from sister parties in other countries to the electorate.
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AnnHendersonCLP Rep
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JermainJackmanCLP RepSupports PRI’m a supporter of electoral reform and supported the changes of the NEC system from FPTP to STV. I think that the system of Election needs to change to a proportional/more representative system for the House of Commons and we need to ensure that the House of Lords is fully elected under a form of Regional PR/List System.I also think its important to keep the link in the Commons between MPs and Constituencies and that needs to be taken into account when we reform the Commons.
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NadiaJamaCLP Rep
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MickJohnstonCLP Rep
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GurinderJosanCLP Rep
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SteveMaggsCLP RepSupports PRI fully support electoral reform. It is long overdue and is more important than ever given the damage sustained in recent years by our democratic system and institutions. It is time to properly represent people's votes! I am committed to working for this as part of the NEC.
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VinceMapleCLP RepOpenOn electoral & constitutional reform there are four key elements which are my priorities: Votes at 16, Greater Devolution, PR Elections for a reformed
Second Chamber and Voter Registration & Elections.  It’s impossible to cover those in 50 words, if you wish to know more email votevince4NEC@gmail.com
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MarkMcDonaldCLP Rep
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LizMcInnesCLP RepOpenI’m open to discussion on PR but I’m mindful that we have to win an election usnig FPTP before we are in a position to be able to change the electoral system. We do need to encourage voter participation and making people feel that their vote really counts would be a big step.
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CameronMitchellCLP Rep
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Zahida Abbas NooriCLP Rep
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NeerajPatilCLP RepSupports PRThe British electorate has lived with the illusion that it is they who elect Parliamentarians but as we know, unfortunately this is not true. The British electorate elects only Parliamentarians in the 100 marginal constituencies and it’s the two main political parties that elect or select in the remaining 550 constituencies.
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TerryPaulCLP RepSupports PR
I do support a review of our voting systems; our politics is becoming more diverse and opinions need reflecting. The Scottish Parliament and the London Assembly/Greater London Assembly don't use FTTP; and we have a multitude of voting systems and imbalance in representation. It's time we look at the relationship between the citizen and those who govern us. Re wanting a specific system, I don't have a preference but opened minded to review all the systems available. The Jenkins Commission recommend AV plus, but happy to have a review of all potential options
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MichaelPayneCLP Rep
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LauraPidcockCLP RepSupports PRAnything which enfranchises people is a good thing and FPTP disenfranchises people
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AlecPriceCLP RepOpposes PRDemocracy needs to spread to the workplace, not tinkered with in parliament. PR is a gift to the liberal democrats and the far right. The working class are a majority in every constituency, we can win them
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ChaudryQamer IqbalCLP Rep
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MishRahmanCLP Rep
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JulieReidCLP RepOpposes PRI don’t support PR as evidence from other countries shows that right wing fascist parties can end up with seats under PR. An example of this was when Nick Griffin won a seat on The European parliament with 8% of the vote.
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PaulaSherriffCLP Rep
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StephanieShuttleworthCLP Rep
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RogerSilvermanCLP RepOpenI share your concerns about the often distorted effects of our current first-past-the-post electoral system. The fact that a ruthless hard-right government can enjoy a rock-solid parliamentary majority when it has only minority electoral support is an outrage to democracy. However, there are drawbacks in any voting system, and I am wary about substituting any alternative system that could risk giving a permanent veto to any centre party, thus limiting the prospects for a future majority Labour government. I believe that there could be some system devised that would more fairly ensure a proportionate balance in parliament and proper representation of minority opinion, without giving exaggerated influence to parties lacking substantial support.
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ShamaTatlerCLP Rep
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CarolTaylor-SpeddingCLP RepSupports PRYes I do support proportional representation for elections to the House of Commons. It is a more democratic system which empowers the electorate because all votes count.
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JulianVaughanCLP RepSupports PRI believe a proportional representation system of voting in UK elections should be a flagship policy for the next Labour manifesto. In order to keep a local connection I favour an 'Additional MemberSystem' of voting.
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JosephWheatleyCLP RepSupports PR
The Labour Party should adopt a clear policy in favour of a system of PR. If elected to the NEC I will work with CLPs, trade unions and other affiliated organisations to agree a coordinated model motion to be put to conference to make this party policy.
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JohnWisemanCLP RepOpenI do support electoral reform for regional assemblies as a first trial. I think we need to test an idea in practice to see if socialists can win!.
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IramWoolleyCLP RepSupports PRYes I do
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GeraldineBirdDisability RepOpenI would like a debate on this before I could decide as there are pros and cons
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EmilyBrothersDisability RepSupports PRYes, I support proportional representation for the Commons. I've promoted fairer participation: working on the 2010 Speakers Conference, leading for Disability Labour on Labour's Democracy Review, taking out a judicial review on funding for disabled candidates and advocating for job sharing in elected office.
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KelvinCracknellDisability RepSupports PRI fully support the need for a more proportional voting system within our political processes to ensure the people that are chosen to represent the communities within this country are truly selected, and elected buy those communities using a democratic process that truly values every vote cast, and that the resulting parliament is truly reflective of the actual votes cast across the whole country. I strongly believe that this is the only way we can develop and maintain confidence in our political process. It has the potential to bring in a wider range of views to the debate, and hopefully less of the feeling that the population of a country has little effect or influence on political parties, and elected members.
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KendrickFowlerDisability Rep
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ShebulKhanDisability Rep
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GeorgeLindars-HammondDisability RepSupports PRI supported changing our NEC electoral system to STV from FPTP. Our national system of election needs to change to a proportional system for the Commons and we must move to an elected Lords. It is important to keep the MP-Constituency link and this must be considered during Commons reform.
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EllenMorrisonDisability Rep
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LizOkokonDisability Rep
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MaryPeberdyDisability Rep
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KevinWattsDisability RepSupports PRI have been an avid supporter of electoral reform.  I agree that proportionality should be at the forefront of any future elections and that this should be fully implemented as soon as possible.
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KiraLewisYouth RepSupports PR[Speaker at LCER's 2020 Labour Connected fringe]
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LaraMcNeillYouth Rep