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Section 4.6. Section 4.6. Each Mainland constituency is represented by three Members of Parliament and each of the four Island constituencies is represented by two Members of Parliament.
Section 4.6. If Scotland is truly a nation of equals then each constituency, including the islands, should have an equal number of elected members per constituency.
While the island constituencies may have lesser populations than mainland constituencies they each have a larger proportion of natural resources (Seabed, Fishing, Wind, Tidal, Oil, Gas) than mainland constituencies and should not be penalised on population nor geographical area.
Section 4.6. If we have PR then this could be unwieldy, and potentially unrepresentative. The d'hondt system with constituency and regional list provides a more effective way of ensuring this. It all depends on the voting system used and how you measure 'popularity'. 'Plain' constituency based PR would in effect remove any control and would need 2 from one party and one from another. Otherwise the winner with most votes could be countermanded by the two next popular.
Section 4.6. Equality of citizenship at the Scottish level whilst balanced at the regional level may well be a way forward here. Each regional constituency (the four island constituencies each being their own regional constituency)have the same number of seats in a House of Regions at the Scotland level. This sits with a comment I made in 4.1.
If there is a commitment within the constitution for each of the regional constituencies to have far more devolved powers, that supports the abilities of regions such as the islands and highland regions to work more locally together without consent through the Scottish Parliament. It also allows major city regions to also work more locally together without having to go through consenting processes at the Scottish Parliament level.
Section 4.6. Section 4.6. Increase in proportional representation across thirty-six mainland constituencies.
4.6 Each of thirty-six Mainland Constituencies is represented by five Members of Parliament and each of four Island Constituencies is represented by two Members of Parliament to provide a total of one hundred and eighty-eight Members of Parliament.
Section 4.6. Section 4.6 Each Mainland constituency is represented by five Members of Parliament and each of the four Island constituencies is represented by two Members of Parliament.
Section 4.6. Section 4.6. Each Mainland and Island constituency is represented by three Members of Parliament.
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Section 4.6. 4.6 Increase in proportional representation.
Each Mainland Constituency is represented by five Members of Parliament and each of the four Island Constituencies is represented by two Members of Parliament.
Section 4.6. If we have 60 constituencies that will make 308 representatives!
Section 4.6. This proposal is alongside the proposed amendment in section 4.2 that proposes thirty-six mainland constituencies and four Island constituencies.