British Columbia Attorney General David Eby states:

'Today we have taken the first step toward asking British Columbians if they want a change from the current voting system.'

Vote total = 1,971,028.

Party Seats won % Seats % Votes Votes
Liberal 43 49.43 40.42 796,645
NDP 41 47.13 40.34 795,079
Green 3 3.45 16.72 329,555
Total 87

Here is a specific alternative system to first past the post

Follows is a system that adds seats to existing Ridings from that Riding's candidates in order to maximize proportional representation.

As of the 2017 BC Election, we have 87 ridings. And the votes for first-past-the-post candidates sent to Parliament have 50% of all votes cast.

Here is an analysis of the British Columbia Election of May 9, 2017

Here is an analysis of the British Columbia Election of May 14, 2013

Here is an analysis of the British Columbia Election of May 12, 2009

Here is an analysis of the British Columbia Election of May 17, 2005

Here is an analysis of the British Columbia Election of May 16, 2001


After applying this method, we now have these new results.


Party Seats won % Seats % Votes Votes
Liberal 43 → 43 49.43 → 43.43 40.42 796,645
NDP 41 → 41 47.13 → 41.41 40.34 795,079
Green 3 → 15 3.45 → 15.15 16.72 329,555
Total 99

This is an implicit voter-produced list proportional representation where the 87 ridings now have 99 members in the legislature. For a few ridings the voters will be assured that their second representative in Parliament has not been selected from outside their riding, but comes from their own riding votes on the day of the election. This Proportional Representation model is the simplest solution for democratic reform.

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