Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom

Former MP

Conservative

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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Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom consistently 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 6 Sep 2010: Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom 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 full debate
  • On 20 Oct 2010: Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom 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 full debate
  • On 1 Nov 2010: Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom 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 full debate
  • On 1 Nov 2010: Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom 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 full debate
  • On 2 Nov 2010: Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom 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 full debate
  • On 15 Feb 2011: Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom 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 full debate
  • On 15 Feb 2011: Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom 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 full debate
  • On 15 Feb 2011: Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom voted in favour of 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: Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom voted to create two Parliamentary constituencies wholly on the Isle of Wight rather than just one. Show full debate
  • On 29 Jan 2013: Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom 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 full debate

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