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Tom Brake

Former Liberal Democrat MP for Carshalton and Wallington

@thomasbrake https://facebook.com/brake

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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Tom Brake 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.

All votes about fewer MPs in the House of Commons:

  • On 18 Nov 2016: Tom Brake voted to keep the number of MPs at 650, and permit 5% more flexibility in the variation of the number of electors per constituency. Show vote
  • On 19 Oct 2016: Tom Brake was absent for a vote on House of Lords Reform and Size of the House of Commons Show vote
  • On 29 Jan 2013: Tom Brake voted to postpone reviewing the boundaries of parliamentary constituencies until 2018 and also to delay a review into the effect of reducing the number of MPs Show vote
  • On 1 Nov 2010: Tom Brake 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: Tom Brake voted against reviewing the number and size of Parliamentary constituencies in Wales within a year of deciding to go ahead with a referendum in Wales on additional devolution to the Welsh Assembly. Show vote
  • On 20 Oct 2010: Tom Brake voted to reduce the number of MPs from 650 to 600 Show vote
  • On 6 Sep 2010: Tom Brake 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: Tom Brake 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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