Sir David Amess

Former Conservative MP for Southend West

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Number of MPs in the House of Commons

There have been votes in Parliament on reducing the number of MPs in the House of Commons and reviewing the boundaries of parliamentary constituencies.

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Sir David Amess voted a mixture of for and against fewer MPs in the House of Commons

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 fewer MPs in the House of Commons:

  • On 2 Jun 2020: Sir David Amess voted to have 650 MPs in the House of Commons and to remove Parliament's role in approving changes to Parliamentary constituencies. Show vote
  • On 18 Nov 2016: Sir David Amess was absent for a vote on Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 19 Oct 2016: Sir David Amess voted in favour of having fewer MPs but against reducing the number of members of the House of Lords. 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 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 20 Oct 2010: Sir David Amess was absent for a vote on Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Clause 8 — Review Welsh Parliamentry Constituancies With Respect to Further Devoloution Show vote
  • On 20 Oct 2010: Sir David Amess was absent for a vote on Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Clause 9 — Number of MPs 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
  • On 6 Sep 2010: Sir David Amess voted to authorise spending the money required to enact the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill and pay the costs of the referendum on the alternative vote and the costs of the process of redrawing constituencies should the bill become law. Show vote

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