HC Deb 06 April 1921 vol 140 cc294-5W

asked the Prime Minister if he is aware that certain Members of this honourable House only represent a minority of their constituents, owing to the fact that more than two candidates contested their seats at the last election; and if, in the interests of democracy and just and equal representation, the Government propose to introduce legislation before the next General Election to deal with this anomalous and undemocratic situation?


I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply which I gave yesterday in answer to a question by the hon. Member for Lambeth North (Mr. Briant). This result occasionally arises under any system of political representation. The Government have no present intention of introducing fresh legislation in relation to our electoral system.