Posts Tagged “parliamentary boundary review”

Constituency boundary changes are dead.* Unlike the House of Lords.*

by Stephen Tall on January 14, 2013

The House of Lords has today voted to block a reduction in the number of MPs from 650 to 600 as part of the review of constituencies that might have seen the Conservatives gain up to 20 seats. The BBC reports: The House of Lords voted by 300 to 231 to delay until 2018 a [...]

Q: What links the AV referendum, boundary changes & Lords reform? A: The Coalition Agreement

by Stephen Tall on March 15, 2012

It appears the Tories are attempting a sneaky re-write of some very recent, and well-documented, history. What prompts me to say this? Let’s look at the FT’s Kiran Stacey’s report of Nick Clegg’s feisty performance at yesterday’s Prime Minister’s Questions: [Peter Lilley] asked why he was so focused on House of Lords reform when there [...]

New constituency boundaries in Scotland: the impact on the Lib Dems

by Stephen Tall on October 14, 2011

Last month it was the turn of English MPs to look nervously at the proposals of the Boundary Commission’s re-drawing of constituencies — Scotland’s turn has now come, with its national Boundary Commission yesterday publishing its proposals for public consultation. The Financial Times has undertaken a quick reccy to work out what it might mean: [...]

The 7 Lib Dem MPs unaffected by the Boundary Commission proposals

by Stephen Tall on September 13, 2011

The last 24 hours’ political news has been dominated by the Boundary Commission for England’s proposals for new parliamentary constituencies — and in particular the reduction from 533 to 502 in accordance with the Coalition Agreement to reduce the size of the House of Commons. I’m a self-confessed politics geek, so I find this stuff [...]



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