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Proportional Representation

EDM number 22 in 1996-97, proposed by George Foulkes on 23/10/1996.

That this House notes that a system of proportional representation has resulted in the advance of the far right Freedom Party in Austria, putting it in a powerful position in the running of that country; notes that in New Zealand proportional representation has left the country without an elected government for a long period while parties try to work out deals behind closed doors on how the country will be governed; and believes any system of proportional representation for election to the House would be detrimental to democracy.

This motion has been signed by a total of 37 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

George Foulkes23/10/1996Carrick, Cumnock and Doon ValleyProposed
Gerald Kaufman23/10/1996Manchester, GortonSigned
Derek Fatchett23/10/1996Leeds CentralSigned
John Maxton23/10/1996Glasgow, CathcartSigned
Alice Mahon23/10/1996HalifaxSigned
Joan Lestor23/10/1996EcclesSigned
Dennis Skinner24/10/1996BolsoverSigned
Eric Illsley24/10/1996Barnsley CentralSigned
John Marshall24/10/1996Hendon SouthSigned
David Nicholson24/10/1996TauntonSigned
Michael Clapham24/10/1996Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Andrew Bowden24/10/1996Brighton, KemptownSigned
Michael Brown25/10/1996Brigg and CleethorpesSigned
William Powell28/10/1996CorbySigned
John Cummings28/10/1996EasingtonSigned
Audrey Wise28/10/1996PrestonSigned
Neil Gerrard29/10/1996WalthamstowSigned
Phil Gallie29/10/1996AyrSigned
Ian Davidson29/10/1996Glasgow, GovanSigned
Bill Michie29/10/1996Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Thomas McAvoy29/10/1996Glasgow, RutherglenSigned
Donald Dixon29/10/1996JarrowSigned
Eddie Loyden30/10/1996Liverpool, GarstonSigned
David Marshall30/10/1996Glasgow, ShettlestonSigned
Maria Fyfe30/10/1996Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
Gerry Steinberg30/10/1996Durham, City ofSigned
Jack Thompson30/10/1996WansbeckSigned
Llin Golding31/10/1996Newcastle-under-LymeSigned
Dennis Turner31/10/1996Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Peter Fry31/10/1996WellingboroughSigned
Tommy Graham06/11/1996Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Bill Etherington12/11/1996Sunderland NorthSigned
Denzil Davies13/11/1996LlanelliSigned
Terry Rooney21/11/1996Bradford NorthSigned
Allan Rogers03/12/1996RhonddaSigned
James Callaghan20/03/1997Heywood & MiddletonSigned
Edward O'HaraUnknownWithdrawn

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