Clause 11 — Number and distribution of seats

Part of Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill – in the House of Commons at 6:00 pm on 15th February 2011.

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Photo of Mark Reckless Mark Reckless Conservative, Rochester and Strood 6:00 pm, 15th February 2011

But surely under the new arrangements we will not be requiring the boundary commissions to aim at equality. We will be requiring them only to get within plus or minus 5%, and once they have done that they will be able to give complete consideration to local ties without worrying about getting closer to equality.