Parliamentary Constituencies Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:37 pm on 2nd June 2020.

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Photo of Cat Smith Cat Smith Shadow Minister for Young People and Voter Engagement 5:37 pm, 2nd June 2020

I completely dispute the hon. Member’s argument; that is absolutely not the case. I am very keen that the Government should be able to get on with this boundary review. I want new boundaries to be in place ahead of the next general election, because at the moment we stand in this House representing constituencies based on data that is two decades old. We should absolutely move on from the status quo, but I am saying that we should ask for a quota of 7.5%, because we could then keep community ties together and represent constituencies that actually look like the communities we stand here and claim to represent.