Sir David Amess

Former Conservative MP for Southend West

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Equalise Number of Electors Per Parliamentary Constituency

There have been votes in Parliament on equalising the number of people who elect each MP. Specific votes have been held on if there ought be exceptions to rules aimed at equalising the size of constituencies for special cases such as Cornwall and the Isle of Wight.

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Sir David Amess generally voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

Key votes about an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency:

  • On 14 Jul 2020: Sir David Amess was absent for a vote on Parliamentary Constituencies Bill — New Clause 1 — Permissable Variation of Electorate per Constituency Show vote
  • On 18 Nov 2016: Sir David Amess was absent for a vote on Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 29 Jan 2013: Sir David Amess was absent for a vote on Electoral Registration and Administration Bill — New Clause on Review of Parliamentary Constituency Boundaries Show vote
  • On 15 Feb 2011: Sir David Amess voted not to increase the permitted variation from the norm in the number of voters in each parliamentary constituency to 7.5% from the 5% previously proposed. Show vote
  • On 15 Feb 2011: Sir David Amess voted not to increase the permitted variation from the norm in the number of voters in each parliamentary constituency to 7.5% from the 5% previously proposed. Show vote
  • On 15 Feb 2011: Sir David Amess voted in favour of allowing a Parliamentary constituency to cover both part of the Isle of Wight and part of the UK mainland. Show vote
  • On 15 Feb 2011: Sir David Amess voted to create two Parliamentary constituencies wholly on the Isle of Wight rather than just one. Show vote
  • On 2 Nov 2010: Sir David Amess voted for a referendum on introducing the Alternative Vote system for electing MPs and to equalise the number of electors in each constituency via boundary changes which would also reduce the number of MPs from 650 to 600. Show vote
  • On 1 Nov 2010: Sir David Amess voted not to make specified exemptions from proposals to equalise the number of electors in each parliamentary constituency and voted against guaranteeing certain areas a whole number of MPs and also against widening the band within which the number of electors in every constituencies must remain. Show vote
  • On 1 Nov 2010: Sir David Amess voted against a provision which would ensure a whole number of MPs would represent each of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Anglesey, Argyll and Bute, the Highland Council area and the Isle of Wight. Show vote
  • On 20 Oct 2010: Sir David Amess was absent for a vote on Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Clause 9 — Number and distribution of seats Show vote
  • On 6 Sep 2010: Sir David Amess voted in favour of a referendum on using the Alternative Vote system in general elections and for parliamentary constituency boundary changes which would have reduced the number of MPs from 650 to 600. Show vote

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