A recent BMG Poll revealed nearly three-quarters of British people don’t know how many seats are in the House of Commons.

When asked whether there were 450 seats, 26% said this amount was wrong, 26% correctly thought this figure was untrue, and 48% said they didn’t know.

Since 2010 there have been 650 seats in the House of Commons. In 2005 there were 646 seats, a reduction from the previous 659 which had been in place since 1997.

In fact, the number of seats hasn’t fallen below 600 since 1801.

Fieldwork dates, methodology and a full breakdown of these results can be found here.

For a more detailed breakdown of results from this poll, or any other results from our polling series, please get in touch by email or phone.



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