Iain Stewart

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland

Conservative MP for Milton Keynes South

@iainastewart https://facebook.com/iain.stewartmp

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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Iain Stewart 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.

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

  • On 10 Nov 2020: Iain Stewart voted not to delay a review of Parliamentary constituency boundaries from 2031 to 2033. Show vote
  • On 10 Nov 2020: Iain Stewart voted not to allow greater variation in the number of electors in each Parliamentary constituency. Show vote
  • On 10 Nov 2020: Iain Stewart voted against requiring proposals to be presented to Parliament for improving the completeness of electoral registers for purposes of boundary reviews. Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2020: Iain Stewart voted against allowing 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: Iain Stewart was absent for a vote on Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 29 Jan 2013: Iain Stewart 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: Iain Stewart 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: Iain Stewart 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: Iain Stewart 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: Iain Stewart voted to create two Parliamentary constituencies wholly on the Isle of Wight rather than just one. Show vote
  • On 2 Nov 2010: Iain Stewart 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: Iain Stewart 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: Iain Stewart 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: Iain Stewart voted to reduce the number of MPs to 600, and to equalise the number of electors in each UK Parliamentary constituency with some exceptions for hard to access areas. Show vote
  • On 6 Sep 2010: Iain Stewart voted in favour of 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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