The referendum on proportional representation failed in BC. Only 13% of voters in Peace River voted in favour of Proportional Representation, the lowest % in the Province, closely followed by Nechako Lakes.. Is this because the area is strongly Conservative? The provincial Liberals, a coalition of right-wing voters, came out strongly against proportional representation. Both Prince George Ridings supported First Past the Post by 71%. One of the main reasons given for voting the referendum down, was that voters found the choices too confusing.