Kerry McCarthy

Shadow Minister (Climate Change and Net Zero)

Labour MP for Bristol East

@KerryMP https://facebook.com/kerry4mp

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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Kerry McCarthy almost always 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 10 Nov 2020: Kerry McCarthy voted to delay a review of Parliamentary constituency boundaries from 2031 to 2033. Show vote
  • On 10 Nov 2020: Kerry McCarthy voted to allow greater variation in the number of electors in each Parliamentary constituency. Show vote
  • On 10 Nov 2020: Kerry McCarthy voted to require proposals to be presented to Parliament for improving the completeness of electoral registers for purposes of boundary reviews. Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2020: Kerry McCarthy voted to allow extra variation in the size of the electorate in a constituency where there are considerations such as the size, shape and accessibility or other electoral boundaries. Show vote
  • On 18 Nov 2016: Kerry McCarthy 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: Kerry McCarthy 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: Kerry McCarthy 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: Kerry McCarthy 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: Kerry McCarthy 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: Kerry McCarthy voted against creating two Parliamentary constituencies wholly on the Isle of Wight rather than just one. Show vote
  • On 2 Nov 2010: Kerry McCarthy 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: Kerry McCarthy voted to seek make specified exemptions from the proposal to equalise the number of electors in each parliamentary constituency and voted to guarantee certain areas a whole number of MPs and also to widen the band within which the number of electors of all constituencies must remain. Show vote
  • On 1 Nov 2010: Kerry McCarthy voted for a provision which would have ensured a whole number of MPs would represent each of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Anglesey, Argyll and Bute, the Highland Council area and the Isle of Wight. Show vote
  • On 20 Oct 2010: Kerry McCarthy voted against reducing the number of MPs to 600 and against equalising the number of electors in each UK Parliamentary constituency. Show vote
  • On 6 Sep 2010: Kerry McCarthy 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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