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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 AvatarStuart 27th Nov - 10:52pm
    @Daniel I said as much myself. That would be the ideal solution. But on the other hand, if you let twice as many people on...
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    @ Hywel - "And didn’t you link to a story last week suggesting the incumbency boost was a first term thing?" There's two separate effects....
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    Interestingly, the lower projected UKIP shares in Cheltenham and Kingston don't seem to be helping the Conservatives. Oh, and three cheers for John Hemming!
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