Trending: Arise the Rt Hon MP for Ibiza

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Last month The Independent told how France was creating overseas MPs for its expats. The New York Times even wrote about the creation of a North American constituency for its 156,683 Français, too. But should Westminster follow suit? Here are some places – representing some of the 4.6 million UK expats – who might want their own MP:

* Australia: 1.4 million Brits (about 20x a UK constituency)

* Canada: 630,000

* France: 225,000

* South Africa: 237,000

* Spain: 940,000

* UAE: 64,000