Trending: Arise the Rt Hon MP for Ibiza

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