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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 AvatarJohnTilley 5th Mar - 10:16am
    Just for a bit of balance, here is a story of a General Election which this week resulted in a coalition between a Liberal Democrat...
  • User AvatarIan Sanderson (RM3) 5th Mar - 10:00am
    Ming - the only LibDem leader to have had his father-in-law played in a blockbuster film by Sean Connery (so far). (A Bridge too Far,...
  • User AvatarRuth Bright 5th Mar - 9:51am
    Of course the worry is greater for us. Labour is worrying about victory; we are worrying about survival. Re Stephen Hesketh's point - I recently...
  • User AvatarJohnTilley 5th Mar - 9:51am
    expats 5th Mar '15 - 9:09am Yes I agree. There is a not-so-secret Agenda of 'bash the Labour Party' at all costs and heap scorn...
  • User Avatarexpats 5th Mar - 9:36am
    Am I psychic; or what?
  • User AvatarJohnTilley 5th Mar - 9:33am
    Philip Thomas 5th Mar '15 - 8:31am Philip Thomas, in the context of Scotland it is Labour who are the Tories - or to be...