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While I’m becoming increasingly sympathetic to the idea of proportional representation (PR) in preference to the current first past the post (FPTP) system for the determination of national UK elections, as related in a recent letter to The Star (September 26) by Eddie Storey for example, I’m nevertheless at somewhat of a loss as to which system of PR is being proposed by the various supporters.

Especially given the fairly recent referendum which firmly rejected the one on offer at the time.

For it’s all well and good allotting the number of parliamentary seats in proportion to the total number of votes cast, but how does one then determine which person will sit as an MP for the various constituencies and who does the determining?

Perhaps readers could shed some more detailed light?

Michael Parker

Robertshaw Crescent, Deepcar, Sheffield, S36