Parliamentary Constituencies Bill — Clause 1 — Reports of the Boundary Commissions — 10 Nov 2020 at 17:30

“as soon as reasonably practicable”
“no later than the end of the four month period unless there are exceptional circumstances.”
“as soon as reasonably practicable”
“much harder to have regard to…factors…such as the importance of not breaking local ties, and having regard to local authority boundaries and features of natural geography.”––[Official Report, Parliamentary Constituencies Public Bill Committee, 18 June 2020; c. 7, Q3.]
“Constituencies should not just be numerical constructs; they should be constructed for communities first and foremost”.-[Official Report, 2 June 2020; Vol. 676, c. 804.]
“much harder to have regard to the other factors that you specify in the legislation, such as the importance of not breaking local ties, and having regard to local authority boundaries and features of natural geography. Basically, the smaller you make the tolerance, the fewer options we have.”
“The only real way to mitigate it is to make the tolerance figure slightly larger. The larger you make it, the more options we have and the more flexibility we have to have regard to the other factors”.––[Official Report, Parliamentary Constituencies Public Bill Committee, 18 June 2020; c. 7.]
“’Stiffen your sinews, summon up the blood and imitate the action of a tiger, for that is how you should behave towards our European partners, not like Bagpuss.’” -[Official Report, 24 October 2011; Vol. 534, c. 109.]
“that would disgrace a banana republic”.
“The maximum admissible departure from the distribution criterion…should seldom exceed 10% and never 15%”.
“The UK has low levels of proven electoral fraud.”
“There remains no evidence of large-scale electoral fraud in 2019.”
“Democracy is the root of our society, the wellspring of our power, and the source of our renewal. It strengthens and amplifies our leadership to keep us safe in the world. It is the engine of our ingenuity that drives our economic prosperity.”
“get to know their constituency”.-[Official Report, House of Lords, 8 October 2020; Vol. 806, c. 714.]
“I would like you to imagine the position of a newly elected MP in a general election in 2025.”-[Official Report, House of Lords, 8 October 2020; Vol. 806, c. 714.]
“much harder to have regard to the other factors…such as the importance of not breaking local ties, and having regard to local authority boundaries and features of natural geography. Basically, the smaller you make the tolerance, the fewer options we have…The larger you make it, the more options we have and the more flexibility we have to have regard to the other factors”.––[Official Report, Parliamentary Constituencies Public Bill Committee, 18 June 2020; c. 7, Q3.]
“the smaller…the tolerance, the fewer options we have”.
“caused by the introduction of the uniform national quota and the 5% tolerance.”

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Party Summary

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.

PartyMajority (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Alliance0 10100.0%
Con346 (+2 tell) 0095.6%
DUP0 5062.5%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent1 10100.0%
Lab0 192 (+2 tell)096.0%
LDem0 110100.0%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 20100.0%
SNP0 480100.0%
Total:347 264095.8%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

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NameConstituencyPartyVote
no rebellions

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