what do we mean by a proportional voting system?

We believe that the composition of Parliament should broadly match the way that people voted. A party that gets (say) 25% of the vote should get roughly 25% of the seats in Parliament. We are not campaigning for the introduction of any particular electoral system; we believe that the final choice of voting system should rest with a broadly-based Constitutional Convention. In particular, we are not campaigning for a completely proportional voting system; we believe that the UK would probably be better served by a broadly proportional system that maintained a strong local link between MPs and their constituents. 

Our report: the many, not the few

Click here to read and download our own report on Proportional Representation and the Labour Party in the 21st Century.

Videos on Proportional Representation

How To Speak with Confidence on Proportional Representation

Alex Sobel MP Discusses Electoral Reform

Fleur Anderson MP Wants Our Voting System to Change

Model resolutions

Lots of Constituency Labour Parties have already passed motions in favour of Proportional Representation (click here to see which local Labour parties are already part of the movement for change). Whether you wish to send a motion to your branch, your CLP, or to Conference, we have model resolutions to help you along the way.

IF the 2019 election had been held under PR

How different would politics in the UK be today if the 2019 General Election had been held using a different voting system?

Quite different is the answer. What could that difference have meant for Brexit? Free-flowing customs? Pandemic handling? The funding of our NHS? Watch this short video and suggest a discussion is held on the topic in your local Labour Party branch.