Barry Gardiner

Shadow Minister (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Energy and Climate Change)

Profile photo: © Parliament (CC-BY 3.0)
Brent North Labour

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.

Photo: UK Parliament

Barry Gardiner generally voted against 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.

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

  • On 6 Sep 2010: Barry Gardiner voted against 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 20 Oct 2010: Barry Gardiner voted against reducing the number of MPs to 600 and against equalising the number of electors in each UK Parliamentary constituency. Show vote
  • On 1 Nov 2010: Barry Gardiner was absent for a vote on Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Clause 11 — number and distribution of seats Show vote
  • On 1 Nov 2010: Barry Gardiner was absent for a vote on Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Clause 11 — number and distribution of seats Show vote
  • On 2 Nov 2010: Barry Gardiner was absent for a vote on Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 15 Feb 2011: Barry Gardiner voted 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: Barry Gardiner voted 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: Barry Gardiner voted against 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: Barry Gardiner voted against creating two Parliamentary constituencies wholly on the Isle of Wight rather than just one. Show vote
  • On 29 Jan 2013: Barry Gardiner 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 18 Nov 2016: Barry Gardiner 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

Note for journalists and researchers: The data on this page may be used freely, on condition that TheyWorkForYou.com is cited as the source.

For an explanation of the vote descriptions please see the FAQ entries on vote descriptions and how the voting record is decided