Jonathan Edwards

Independent MP for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr

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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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Jonathan Edwards generally voted against 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: Jonathan Edwards was absent for a vote on Parliamentary Constituencies Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 18 Nov 2016: Jonathan Edwards was absent for a vote on Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 19 Oct 2016: Jonathan Edwards voted against reducing the number of MPs but for reducing the number of members of the House of Lords. Show vote
  • On 29 Jan 2013: Jonathan Edwards 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 1 Nov 2010: Jonathan Edwards 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 20 Oct 2010: Jonathan Edwards was absent for a vote on Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Clause 8 — Review Welsh Parliamentry Constituancies With Respect to Further Devoloution Show vote
  • On 20 Oct 2010: Jonathan Edwards was absent for a vote on Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Clause 9 — Number of MPs Show vote
  • On 6 Sep 2010: Jonathan Edwards 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
  • On 6 Sep 2010: Jonathan Edwards voted against authorising 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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