David Ruffley

Former Conservative MP for Bury St Edmunds

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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David Ruffley almost always voted for 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 29 Jan 2013: David Ruffley voted against postponing a review of the boundaries of parliamentary constituencies until 2018 and against delaying a review of the effect of reducing the number of MPs Show vote
  • On 1 Nov 2010: David Ruffley 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: David Ruffley 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: David Ruffley voted to reduce the number of MPs from 650 to 600 Show vote
  • On 6 Sep 2010: David Ruffley was absent for a vote on Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 6 Sep 2010: David Ruffley was absent for a vote on Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill (Money) Show vote

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