Parliamentary Constituencies

House of Lords written question – answered on 13th December 2010.

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Photo of Lord Bassam of Brighton Lord Bassam of Brighton Shadow Chief Whip (Lords), Deputy Chairman of Committees, Deputy Speaker (Lords)

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people aged over 18 live in each parliamentary constituency; and how many people are on the electoral register in each constituency.

Photo of Lord Taylor of Holbeach Lord Taylor of Holbeach Conservative

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.

Letter from Stephen Penneck, Director General for ONS, to Lord Bassam of Brighton, dated December 2010.

As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your question asking how many people aged over 18 live in each parliamentary constituency; and how many people are on the electoral register in each constituency (HL4715).

A copy of the table, which shows the mid-year estimate of the population aged 18 and over by parliamentary constituency in England and Wales for 2007, will be placed in the Libraries of the House. These are the latest figures that are available and reflect the parliamentary constituency boundaries that were in place prior to the 2010 general election.

The latest estimates of the number of people registered to vote in parliamentary elections are as at 1 December 2009 and reflect the parliamentary constituency boundaries that came into force at the 2010 general election. These are not on the same time period or boundaries as the data supplied in table 1. Therefore, for comparability, table 2 shows the number of people registered to vote in parliamentary elections for each parliamentary constituency in England and Wales, as at 1 December 2007 for the parliamentary constituency boundaries in place prior to the 2010 general election.

The latest estimates for 1 December 2009 on current parliamentary constituency boundaries are available on the National Statistics website at http://www.statistics.gov.uk/StatBase/Productasp?vlnk=319&Pos=&ColRank=1&Rank=272.

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