Boundary Review

MPs' Anger At Jeremy Corbyn's Plans To 'Make Three Black MPs Scrap Over Tottenham' In Order To Keep His Islington North Seat

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Politics

Senior Labour MPs have expressed anger over the party’s new boundary proposals, which would allow Jeremy Corbyn to keep his seat of Islington North ...

Exclusive: London Labour's Secret Boundary Plans Would Save Jeremy Corbyn Seat But Oust Senior Labour MPs

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Politics

Labour has drawn up Westminster boundary plans which would save Jeremy Corbyn’s seat but put at risk some of the party’s other senior MPs, HuffPos...

'Boundary Changes Show We're Finishing The Work Of Working-Class Chartists' Says Tory Minister

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK Politics

The Tories are the true heirs to the working-class Chartist movement by pushing ahead with controversial boundary reforms, a government minister claim...

Boundary Reform - Essential for a Modern Democracy

Chris Skidmore | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK Politics
Chris Skidmore

We want a democracy that works for everyone: if we are to achieve this, then the principle of equal-seats, effectively restoring the principle of one-member one-vote, ending historic inequalities in our electoral map, must be delivered by a Conservative government.

Cutting The Number Of MPs Could Be More Damaging Than You Think

Josiah Mortimer | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Politics
Josiah Mortimer

Last week we saw the first proposals for the new constituency boundaries, drawn up by the Boundary Commission. It's certainly caused a stir - with all...

International Day of Democracy: What Does Taking Back Control Mean To You?

Alexandra Runswick | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Politics
Alexandra Runswick

If Theresa May means what she says about her government being for all and not just the "privileged few", then she needs to direct her attention to addressing this sense of powerlessness that is sweeping the nation.

How The Boundary Review Risks Skewing Our Democracy

Josiah Mortimer | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Politics
Josiah Mortimer

Let's start with the whole basis of this shakeup. It's being conducted on the basis of registered electors - rather than the actual population. And that risks skewing our democracy for a number of reasons.

If The Boundary Review Goes Ahead In Its Current Form, It Will Leave Two Million Voters Without A Voice

Jon Ashworth | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Politics
Jon Ashworth

The proposals published today by the commission are based on an electoral register with a two million gaping hole. By using the electoral register as of 1 December 2015 the review will discount the two million people who signed up to have their voices heard in the run-up to the EU referendum, therefore leaving them out of the constituency calculations.

Theresa May Facing Tory Boundaries Backlash

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Politics

Theresa May is facing a severe backlash from both Tory and Labour MPs over plans to slash the number of seats in Parliament. Party analysis of the 201...

Corbyn's Westminster Seat 'Wiped Off The Map'

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 12.09.2016 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn’s London constituency is set to be wiped off the electoral map, according to leaks of the new Parliamentary boundary changes. Islingto...

UK Government Should Ditch Plans to Reduce the Number of Scottish MPs

Kirsty Blackman | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Politics
Kirsty Blackman

The message couldn't be any clearer: Rather than depleting the number of Scottish MPs any further, David Cameron should instead actually listen to the voters of Scotland for once. We need to abolish the ridiculous House of Lords and give these unelected, unaccountable and costly peers their P45s.

5 Ways Tories Are 'Rigging The System' As Clegg Warns Of 'One-Party State'

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg has criticised the Conservatives for “rigging the rules” in its favour that could lead to a Tory "one-party state". Speaking to The...

Why We Must Register to Vote by 1 December

Jasvir Singh | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Politics
Jasvir Singh

Although the next elections are 6 months away, voter registration is back in the headlines and with good reason. Changes introduced in 2014 to prevent voter fraud are being used by the Tories to prevent Labour from ever getting into power again, and we have until 1st December to stop them.

Corbyn Signals Leftwingers Won't Be Allowed To Topple MPs

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has moved to reassure Labour MPs worried about leftwing plots to oust them from their Westminster seat, vowing to make it 'crystal clear...

The Boundary Changes Were a Crutch for the Tories - Now They HAVE To Broaden Their Appeal

David Skelton | Posted 03.04.2013 | UK Politics
David Skelton

In the minds of some Tories, the boundary changes may have been a substitute for making the tough choices necessary to reach out to voters still sceptical of the Tory brand.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Not So Fast Dave

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Wednesday 30th January 2013... 1) NOT SO FAST DAVE Hurrah! From the Huffington Post: "David Cameron’s ho...

Ned Simons

Furious Tories Attempt To Overturn Lib Dem 'Betrayal' On Boundary Review | Ned Simons | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK Politics

Update: Since the publication of this article Philip Davies MP has asked it be made clear his decision to vote against the boundary review was based o...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: The Great Political Sulk

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Tuesday 15 January 2012.. 1) 'THE GREAT POLITICAL SULK' Last week, the PM and Deputy PM were renewing their...

Lib Dem Peers Help Labour Defeat Tories Over Boundary Changes

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 28.01.2013 | UK Politics

Labour and Lib Dem peers joined forces on Monday to defeat David Cameron over plans to re-draw the electoral map, leading the Tories to accuse Nick Cl...

Nick Clegg Makes Grant Shapps 'Get Rich Quick'' Gag...

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 16.10.2012 | UK Politics

Tory party chairman Grant Shapps has been constantly targeted by jokes over the revelation that he wrote get-rich-quick books under the pseudonym Mich...

Lib Dems Deny 'Cash For Seats' Deal With Tories

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 15.10.2012 | UK Politics

Liberal Democrats have denied the party is planning to accept money in return for supporting the re-drawing of the electoral map in a way that would h...

Ned Simons

Public Blame Tories For Breaking Coalition Agreement.. | Ned Simons | Posted 09.08.2012 | UK Politics

The public blame the Tories for cracking the unity within the coalition government, according to a poll published on Thursday. A YouGov survey reve...

The Coalition Will Survive Boundary Reform, but It Won't be Pretty

Ed McRandal | Posted 08.10.2012 | UK Politics
Ed McRandal

Clegg and Cameron still need each other, their fates are entwined with the deficit and the economy. Just don't expect them to be nice about it.

Ned Simons

Go On, I Dare You | Ned Simons | Posted 07.08.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron has set himself on a collision course with Nick Clegg by challenging Liberal Democrat ministers to vote against the coalition government...

Lib Dems Face Losing 50 MPs In Electoral Meltdown

Posted 16.04.2012 | UK Politics

The Liberal Democrats face losing all but seven of their current 57 MPs at the next general election, according to a poll published on Monday. Acco...