2013 review final consultation Jan 30, 2013 4:43:06 GMT
Post by cogload on Jan 30, 2013 4:43:06 GMT
How did some of them get elected?
Quite so. Anyone stupid enough to trust the Lib Dems to stick to a deal (Boundary changes were linked to an AV referendum, not Lords reform) does not deserve to be elected.
For the record I supported the principle of equalising electorates but thought that the 10% tolerance was too tight unless the Boundary Commission were willing to split wards. The proposals for Birmingham were an abomination and I am glad they will not be implemented.
My memory must be going as I was under the impression that boundary changes were part of the overall package of constitutional change including Lords reform.
Upon checking the Coalition agreement:
We will bring forward a Referendum Bill on
electoral reform, which includes provision for
the introduction of the Alternative Vote in the
event of a positive result in the referendum,
as well as for the creation of fewer and more
equal sized constituencies. We will whip
both Parliamentary parties in both Houses
to support a simple majority referendum on
the Alternative Vote, without prejudice to
the positions parties will take during such a
Hmm. Not brilliantly drafted is it?