Public on reform

Recent polls of the British public consistently show overwhelming support for the principle of a proportional electoral system. Opinion polls have to be treated with some caution, but all the evidence from the last few years shows support outstripping opposition by a wide - often huge - margin. On the other hand, no research that we are aware of that has been conducted by a recognised pollster has shown a majority in favour of First Past the Post.

This chart shows the % of people who said they supported/opposed Proportional Representation when asked by polling agencies. Click the links below to see full results and question wording.