Other key data for parliamentary electors in 1999 show: An increase of 61,720 (0.2 per cent) in the number of parliamentary electors in England, 18,948 (0.5 per cent) in Scotland and 14,305 (1.2 per cent) in Northem Ireland. There was a decrease of 2,881 (0.1 per cent) in Wales.
The Isle of Wight remains the largest parliamentary constituency in the UK with 103,660 electors. The second largest is Bristol West (84,834) followed by Daventry (84,538). Eilean Siar (formerly Westem Isles) remains the constituency with the fewest number of electors, at 22,583.
A decrease of 3,638 (21 per cent) in the number of overseas electors who registered to vote in parliamentary elections in 1999.
1. Statistics on the number of local government electors and European parliamentary electors of the UK electoral registers for 1999 were published on 22 April in an ONS First Release. The figures in this publication may differ slightly to those published in the First Release. The major part of these changes is as a result of amendments made by Electoral Registration Officers (EROs) in figures supplied.
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*Electoral statistics: Parliamentary, local government electors and European Parliamentary electors in constituencies and local Government areas in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland 1999. Series EL no.25 ONS£12.50 ISBN 1 85774 325 3
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