Shailesh Vara

Conservative MP for North West Cambridgeshire

@ShaileshVara

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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Shailesh Vara almost always voted for 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 18 Nov 2016: Shailesh Vara was absent for a vote on Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 29 Jan 2013: Shailesh Vara 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 15 Feb 2011: Shailesh Vara voted not 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: Shailesh Vara acted as teller 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: Shailesh Vara voted in favour of 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: Shailesh Vara voted to create two Parliamentary constituencies wholly on the Isle of Wight rather than just one. Show vote
  • On 2 Nov 2010: Shailesh Vara voted for a referendum on introducing the Alternative Vote system for electing MPs and to equalise 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: Shailesh Vara 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 1 Nov 2010: Shailesh Vara voted against a provision which would ensure 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: Shailesh Vara acted as teller for a vote on Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Clause 9 — Number and distribution of seats Show vote
  • On 6 Sep 2010: Shailesh Vara was absent for a vote on Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Second Reading Show vote

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