Most Voters Now Want To Change The Way MPs Are Elected


A new study revealed that the majority of voters want to change the way MPs are elected.

The British Social Attitudes Survey found that for the first time, most people wanted proportional representation rather than bypassing the publication for the first time.

PR support is now 51 percent, compared to 44 percent who want to keep the current system.

In 1983, when the survey was first conducted, support for giving up the position for the first time was at 39 percent.

The survey also found that for the first time, a clear majority of Labor supporters – 61 percent – now support PR, up from just 27 percent in 2011.

The results put pressure on Keir Starmer ahead of next week’s Labor Party convention, where delegates are expected to vote in favor of calls for the party to drop its support for the first time after the post.

More than two-thirds (69 percent) of the Liberal Democrats support PR, which is their party’s official policy.

Elsewhere, the survey also found that support for Scottish independence has doubled in the past 10 years, with 52 per cent of Scots now wanting to leave the UK, compared to 23 per cent in 2012.

And for the first time, less than half – 49 per cent – of people in Northern Ireland support staying in the UK.

The poll, conducted by the National Center for Social Research, also found that support for breaking up the UK rose among those who voted to stay in the Brexit referendum.

Sir John Curtis, senior researcher at NatCen said: “More people want a change in the voting system in Westminster than ever before, and support for leaving the UK has grown in Northern Ireland, and supporters of the major parties in Scotland and England are becoming more and more polarized. Ever on the question of how Scotland is governed.

Not least because of Britain’s exit from the European Union, which appears to have helped fuel a partisan feud over the country’s constitution.

“It appears that some of the remaining voters have responded that they are on the losing side of the EU referendum by now wanting to change the rules under which the UK is governed.”


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