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This, then, is the fact behind the Conservative Party’s boundary review, begun so many years ago under David Cameron.

It isn’t about cutting a wasteful 50 MPs who were sponging from the public purse – but we knew that from the Tories’ profligacy in stuffing the House of Lords with their yes-people.

It isn’t about making the number of voters in each constituency more equal – but we could tell that from the weird constituency boundaries proposed in the review, intended to make it easier for the Tories to win a majority of Parliamentary seats.

It is about the Tory leadership doing whatever it has to, in order to keep the loyalty of its MPs and candidates.

The plan to gerrymander electoral victories by creating a smaller number of Parliamentary seats that were more likely to be won by Conservatives seemed sound a few years ago, especially as the Conservatives were a minority government, propped up by the Liberal Democrats.

But times change. After the EU referendum, supporters of Brexit have realised that their seats are likely to be abolished – or they are likely to lose if seeking election in constituencies with the proposed new boundaries.

With Mrs May unlikely to get a majority for the proposals in the Commons, it seems likely that the boundary changes will be shelved indefinitely…

… proving very clearly that Conservatives have absolutely no interest in democracy. Their only interest is in keeping power for themselves.

An embattled Theresa May has postponed a Commons showdown on plans to slash the number of Parliamentary seats after Tory rebels looked set to defeat her.

As the Boundary Commission published its final proposals to cut Westminster’s constituencies from 650 to 600, it emerged that the Government has backed off moves to stage the key vote next month.

Cabinet Office Minister Chloe Smith revealed it could take months to draft the required Parliamentary order needed to enact the boundary changes. Number 10 also refused to commit to holding a vote before Christmas.

Labour swiftly said the PM was “running scared” of her backbenchers and should dump the plans because they were wrong in principle.

Source: Theresa May Shelves Plans To Slash Westminster Seats Amid Fears Of Tory Rebellion

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