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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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    Its way too soon to be sure about anything but as of now I am expecting the Tories to have a lead over Labour somewhere...
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    Martin - the constants screams of "betrayal!" over the last few years has pretty much ensured this will happen. Quite how a Tory MP benefits...
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