Karl Turner

MP, Kingston upon Hull East

Kingston upon Hull East Labour

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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Karl Turner consistently 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.

All votes about an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency:

  • On 6 Sep 2010: Karl Turner 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 full debate
  • On 20 Oct 2010: Karl Turner voted against reducing the number of MPs to 600 and against equalising the number of electors in each UK Parliamentary constituency. Show full debate
  • On 1 Nov 2010: Karl Turner 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 full debate
  • On 1 Nov 2010: Karl Turner 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 full debate
  • On 2 Nov 2010: Karl Turner 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 full debate
  • On 15 Feb 2011: Karl Turner 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 full debate
  • On 15 Feb 2011: Karl Turner 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 full debate
  • On 15 Feb 2011: Karl Turner voted against allowing a Parliamentary constituency to cover both part of the Isle of Wight and part of the UK mainland. Show full debate
  • On 15 Feb 2011: Karl Turner voted against creating two Parliamentary constituencies wholly on the Isle of Wight rather than just one. Show full debate
  • On 29 Jan 2013: Karl Turner 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 full debate
  • On 18 Nov 2016: Karl Turner 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 full debate

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