Alan Johnson

Former Labour MP for Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle

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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Alan Johnson 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.

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

  • On 18 Nov 2016: Alan Johnson 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 29 Jan 2013: Alan Johnson 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 15 Feb 2011: Alan Johnson was absent for a vote on Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Clause 11 — permissible variation in population in a constituency Show vote
  • On 15 Feb 2011: Alan Johnson was absent for a vote on Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Clause 11 — permissible variation in population in a constituency Show vote
  • On 15 Feb 2011: Alan Johnson was absent for a vote on Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Clause 11 — Number and distribution of seats — Isle of Wight Show vote
  • On 15 Feb 2011: Alan Johnson was absent for a vote on Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Clause 11 — Special Case of the Isle of Wight Show vote
  • On 2 Nov 2010: Alan Johnson voted against holding a referendum on introducing the Alternative Vote system for electing MPs and against equalising 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: Alan Johnson 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: Alan Johnson was absent for a vote on Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Clause 11 — number and distribution of seats Show vote
  • On 20 Oct 2010: Alan Johnson 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: Alan Johnson 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

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