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Parliamentary Electors

Volume 530: debated on Thursday 15 July 1954

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department the total number of registered electors in Great Britain and Northern Ireland as at 15th March, 1954, and the size of the electorate, on the same date, comprised in London boroughs, English boroughs. Welsh boroughs, English counties, Welsh counties and Northern Ireland, respectively.

The total number of Parliamentary electors in the United Kingdom in the 1954 register is 35,017,235. In the 1953 register, from which the electoral quota is calculated for the purpose of the current general review of constituencies, the number was 35,000,855. The detailed figures for England, Wales and Northern Ireland are as follows:

Borough constituencies:
England (excluding London and Monmouthshire)14,372,81714,419,215
Wales and Monmouthshire541,823541,743
County constituencies:
England (excluding Monmouthshire)12,146,90912,059,650
Wales and Monmouthshire1,272,4771,271,345
Northern Ireland874,701875,958