Parliamentary Constituencies Bill — 2 Jun 2020 at 19:51
“respond objectively to future, independent boundary reviews.”
“this House whilst supporting the retention of 650 parliamentary constituencies declines to give a Second Reading to the Parliamentary Constituencies Bill because the Bill would disproportionately and undemocratically concentrate power over constituency sizes and boundaries in the hands of the executive, because the Bill fails to create a more flexible electoral quota allowing greater consideration to be given to local ties and community connections when drawing constituency boundaries, and because the proposed numeration date for the boundary review of 1 December 2020 risks boundaries being based on an incomplete register owing to the impact of the covid-19 pandemic on the preparation of electoral registers.”
“The good shepherd gives his life for the sheep”.
“no longer be subject to any parliamentary procedure or approval”,
“Give me chastity and continency-but not yet.”
“strong depth of feeling against our initial proposals and a distinct ‘Bradfordian’ identity”.
“Our assistant commissioners, faced…what they considered was an exceptionally challenging task in constructing constituencies in Bradford that would be acceptable to local respondents”-
“that did not cause split wards.”
“whose fair…share of influence in the representation is withheld from them…contrary to the principle of democracy, which professes equality at its very root”.
“a tremendous task and we owe them a great deal”,-[Official Report, 2 February 1999; Vol. 324, c. 761.]
“we have updated and equal Parliamentary boundaries, making sure that every vote counts the same”.
“making sure that every vote counts the same – a cornerstone of democracy.”
“plucked from thin air-600 simply being a neat number.”
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.
What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||261 (+2 tell)||0||0||72.1%|
|Lab||0||125 (+2 tell)||0||62.9%|