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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 AvatarCllr Mark Wright 1st Dec - 9:47pm
    Good call Tim.
  • User AvatarHywel 1st Dec - 9:45pm
    This is Tims full statement (email of a shorter version just arrived) http://www.libdems.org.uk/position_on_syria?utm_campaign=151201_syria&utm_medium=email&utm_source=libdems
  • User AvatarRichard Underhill 1st Dec - 9:41pm
    William 1st Dec '15 - 7:44pm "Why on Earth is it Nick who is announcing this?" David Steel used to make announcements for Paddy Ashdown,...
  • User AvatarJohn Deeks 1st Dec - 9:28pm
    Has anybody who is against our involvement in Syria actually said we should withdraw from Iraq? If not can it be explained why.
  • User AvatarIan 1st Dec - 9:28pm
    Shifting some rubble around in Syria, with risk of tragic collateral damage along the way, isn't going to make anyone any safer, either here or...
  • User AvatarRoland 1st Dec - 9:18pm
    > "I think we are going to be punished for it." As far as the various jihadists are concerned, "the West" is going to be...