HC Deb 09 February 1933 vol 274 c325

I beg to present to the Hon. Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, in Parliament assembled: A humble Petition of the Mayor, Aldermen and Burgesses of the Borough of Barking, the Urban District Councils of the United Districts of Dagenham, Hornchurch and Romford, and the Rural District Council of Romford, for an inquiry into the representation of the Romford Division, with a view to the redistribution of seats, to provide for greater representation. The said Division is the largest single Member constituency in the County, comprising an area of 39,620 acres with an estimated population of 230,802, and the register of electors for the County of Essex, which came into force on the 15th Day of October, 1932, shows that there are 139,015 Parliamentary electors, as compared with 135,754 for the year 1931, being an increase of 13,621 Parliamentary electors. Your petitioners therefore humbly pray your Honourable House to order an inquiry into the representation for the Division and to make arrangements for a fairer and more even representation of the electors in Parliament. The petition is signed by the Mayor and the Town Clerk of the Borough of Barking and the Chairman and Clerks of the aforesaid councils.

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