Definition of “electorate”

Parliamentary Constituencies Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:15 pm on 30 June 2020.

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‘(1) The 1986 Act is amended as follows.

(2) In rule 9(2) of Schedule 2 to the 1986 Act, omit the words from “the version that is required” to the end and insert “the electoral register as on the date of the last General Election before the review date.”’—

For the purposes of future reviews, this new clause would define the electorate as being those on the electoral register at the last General Election prior to the review.

Brought up, and read the First time.

Question put, That the clause be read a Second time.

Division number 3 Parliamentary Constituencies Bill — Definition of “electorate”

Aye: 7 MPs

No: 10 MPs

Aye: A-Z by last name

No: A-Z by last name

The Committee divided: Ayes 7, Noes 10.

Question accordingly negatived.