Posts Tagged “boundary changes”

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 […]

Nick Clegg should say no to any link between state funding and boundary changes

by Stephen Tall on August 13, 2012

It’s August, so I’m not going to take too seriously kite-flying suggestions by Benedict Brogan in the Telegraph that Nick Clegg might consider rescinding his threat that the Lib Dems will vote against boundary changes (following the Tories’ decision to break the Coalition Agreement over Lords reform) in return for a deal on party funding […]

The Coalition Agreement does not commit Lib Dems to supporting boundary changes

by Stephen Tall on August 5, 2012

Over the last couple of months, Conservative MPs and commentators have made great play of the fact that the Coalition Agreement does not explicitly commit the Tories to voting for House of Lords reform. Let’s remind ourselves of its words again: We will establish a committee to bring forward proposals for a wholly or mainly […]