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Opinion: Boundary nonsense

Boundary - Some rights reserved by ank0kuOn the face of it, the boundary change proposals were about cutting costs by having less MPs and strengthening democracy by having each MP represent roughly identical numbers of voters. Neither of these claims bear close scrutiny.

Our democracy is not a simple thing – it struggles its way through the conflicting needs of the nation and the individual. It is unrealistic to base our representation on population statistics alone. It’s true that there are a few Parliamentary seats with fairly sparsely populated

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  • User AvatarTCO 7th May - 12:02am
    @Matt (Bristol) a gurt Bristol party is a roit good ideal.
  • User AvatarCaron Lindsay 7th May - 12:01am
    James, I think I would.
  • User AvatarWildColonialBoy 6th May - 11:54pm
    @John Tilley You say you are appalled by BBC experts talking about an election by Christmas. The only person I've seen talking about that is...
  • User AvatarJames Graham 6th May - 11:46pm
    Hmmmm.... Presumably you'd condemn this just as much if a Lib Dem politician were to do the same thing?
  • User AvatarMatt (Bristol) 6th May - 11:39pm
    Firstly, I am sick to the back teeth of the assumption every-blessed-where that a Tory-LibDem coalition is the natural order of things now and we...
  • User AvatarIain 6th May - 11:37pm
    The Scottish results tomorrow are going to be a different level of depressing :/