Mark Francois

Conservative MP for Rayleigh and Wickford

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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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Mark Francois generally 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 2 Jun 2020: Mark Francois was absent for a vote on Parliamentary Constituencies Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 18 Nov 2016: Mark Francois was absent for a vote on Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 19 Oct 2016: Mark Francois 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: Mark Francois 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: Mark Francois 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: Mark Francois 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: Mark Francois voted to reduce the number of MPs from 650 to 600 Show vote
  • On 6 Sep 2010: Mark Francois was absent for a vote on Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 6 Sep 2010: Mark Francois 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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