Proportional Representation Society of Australia

Victorian Branch
 

Hare-Clark Proportional Representation Analysis of Victorian Legislative Assembly Polls 1996
 

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Details of Seats versus Votes Overall, for Existing 'Winner-take-all' Single-member Districts & for Hare-Clark PR Districts

Graph of Seats versus Votes Overall, for Existing 'Winner-take-all' Single-member Districts & for Hare-Clark PR Districts

The graph shows that under the existing single-member district system, the Liberals, with 55.7% of seats, gained well over 50% of seats (an absolute majority) even though the voters gave them only 44.0% of first preference votes - well short of 50%.

Under a Hare-Clark multi-member system of proportional representation, the Liberal MLAs would have to join with the National MLAs to form Government, as the votes of just enough Victorians (50.7%) indicated was wanted, but the notoriously distorting system prevented them from achieving.

Details of Votes and Seats in each of the 12 Hare-Clark Multi-member Districts versus the Existing 88 Single-member Districts