Merseyside requires Proportional Representation

This weekend I visited my family in Merseyside where I was born and grew up prior to moving to Sussex in 1978. I was interested to observe that throughout the Merseyside region that there are currently 15 MPs who cover the wide range as shown in that photo. So it is very similar to the number of MPs that cover Sussex which involves 16 MPs with 3 in Brighton and Hove (that have 2 Labour and 1 Green MP), 5 Conservatives in East Sussex and 8 Conservatives in West Sussex. In the Merseyside there is only one exception which is the Southport MP that all of the other 14 MPs are Labour MPs. Inevitably in both Sussex and Merseyside there are people in each of the constituencies that would vote for another Party from the current MP. Apart from Southport which has provided Liberal Democratic MPs in the past all of the other areas have either been Labour or Conservative previously.

So in Sussex and Merseyside it would be very good if people who would want a Green MP could vote for their preference (my constituency is the only UK Green MP) and for someone to represent them from the party, and the same for people who approve a Liberal Democratic MP. Inevitably Labour would be the large group in Merseyside in the same way as Conservative is the large group in Sussex. We clearly need to be able to let people who live in both of these areas to obtain a representative for them in the region who adopts their preferences. I would also like there to be a way for people to endorse Independent MPs in the future.

About ianchisnall

I am passionate about the need for public policies to be made accessible to everyone, especially those who want to improve the wellbeing of their communities. I am particularly interested in issues related to crime and policing as well as health services and strategic planning.
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