More than anything else, the use at every Division in the House of the actual votes cast at the General Election (or subsequent by-elections) will emphasise to the voting public, and to the MPs themselves, that it is the public who are voting on every issue through the power they have granted to their representatives, on the understanding that their representatives will abide by their wishes.

The current system effectively disenfranchises a large proportion of the electorate, whereas under ProFirst, every vote cast in a general election would count, and would continue to count during the lifetime of that Parliament (modified when necessary to reflect changes due to by-elections), every time a division was called. Comparisons between the current basic First-Past-The-Post election system, the proposed Proportional First-Past-The-Post (ProFirst) system, and the AV system are shown in a number of tables on other pages.

Country-by-country and overall UK comparisons are shown, together with detailed tabulations for every constituency showing their MP's ProFirst voting power, plus a listing of MPs in alphabetical order, again with the voting power of each MP.

Other related matters are examined in more detail elsewhere, such as:

  • How the electronic voting system can include MPs who are absent for a particular division and cannot currently vote.

  • What to do about the party whip system.

  • The implications for Independent MPs' voting power.

  • The implications for parties who currently have no successful candidates despite accruing a lot of votes nationally - the supernumerary MPs option and the proxy vote proposal.

These are dealt with individually on the relevant pages, together with the more general benefits of PFPTP, the ProFirst system.