Proportional Representation


Thank you for contacting me about proportional representation.


I'm afraid we don't agree about this. I supported first past the post during the years when it heavily disadvantaged the Party I belong to. And I continue to believe that it is the best means of delivering single-party government, with an opportunity for the electorate to dismiss a government, rather than a system in which the politicians form coalition governments after the election without further reference to the electors.


The last referendum held on this issue resoundingly supported first past the post, and I shall continue to do so.


Thank you again for contacting me.