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Parliamentary Electorates

Volume 934: debated on Monday 27 June 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the electorate in each parliamentary constituency in Kent; what is the percentage by which each constituency's electorate differs from the average in England; and how many constituencies there would be

ConstituencyProvisional 1977 parliamentary electoratePercentage difference from 66,056 (English quota)
Ashford60,417-8·5
Canterbury88,686+34·3
Dartford57,689-12·7
Dover and Deal75,912+14·9
Faversham78,282+18·5
Folkestone and Hythe66,091+0·1
Gillingham63,778-3·4
Gravesend.88,248+33·6
Maidstone91,540+38·6
Rochester and Chatham79,782+20·8
Royal Tunbridge Wells71,641+8·5
Sevenoaks78,956+19·5
Thanet East48,828-26·1
Thanet West45,036-31·8
Tonbridge and Malling67,270+1·8
On the basis of the current electoral quota for England, the provisional 1977 parliamentary electorate of Kent would entitle the county to 16 constituencies.