Tories lose boundary review vote, Lib Dems vote against Coalition partners for first time

by Stephen Tall on January 29, 2013

The BBC reports this afternoon’s vote: Plans to redraw constituency boundaries before 2015, backed by the Tories, have been defeated in the House of Commons. MPs voted by 334 to 292 to accept changes made by peers, meaning the planned constituency shake-up will be postponed until 2018 at the earliest. It was the first time […]

Tories lose boundary review vote, Lib Dems vote against Coalition partners for first time

by Stephen Tall on January 29, 2013

The BBC reports this afternoon’s vote: Plans to redraw constituency boundaries before 2015, backed by the Tories, have been defeated in the House of Commons. MPs voted by 334 to 292 to accept changes made by peers, meaning the planned constituency shake-up will be postponed until 2018 at the earliest. It was the first time […]

Today’s Link-Love: January 29, 2013

by Stephen Tall on January 29, 2013

Here’s today’s hand-picked selection that caught my interest… A Liberal Democrat vote against boundary reform would be a betrayal | Sarah Wollaston | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk .@drwollastonmp’s concern for voter representation would be more credible if she thought (…)

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I apologise for my lack of enthusiasm for HS2. It’s been unavoidably delayed owing to the lack of evidence

by Stephen Tall on January 29, 2013

‘All aboard!’ exhorts the email I received last night from Lib Dem transport minister Norman Baker, hailing his announcement of the Coalition’s plans for Phase Two of Britain’s High Speed Rail Network (aka HS2). I’m afraid, though, I’m going to have to apologise to Norman for the delay in arrival of my goodwill owing to […]

I apologise for my lack of enthusiasm for HS2. It’s been unavoidably delayed owing to the lack of evidence

by Stephen Tall on January 29, 2013

‘All aboard!’ exhorts the email I received last night from Lib Dem transport minister Norman Baker, hailing his announcement of the Coalition’s plans for Phase Two of Britain’s High Speed Rail Network (aka HS2). I’m afraid, though, I’m going to have to apologise to Norman for the delay in arrival of my goodwill owing to […]