As the new boundaries are published Clegg says there will be NO party funding deal and he will be voting againstOctober 16th, 2012
Clegg rules out any “deal on the boundaries” and states that he will be voting against. twitter.com/MSmithsonPB/st…
— Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) October 16, 2012
The Lib Dem leader, Nick Clegg, has just faced the commons for the first time since his announcement in August that his party will not be voting for the boundary changes when they come to the house in late 2014.
He made clear that the state funding for parties in exchange for the boundaries, as being floated by many Tories, is a non starter and that he personally will be voting against.
The only way the Tories have any hopes of getting this through is by creating a coalition of other parties such as the DUP and the SNP. The problem here is that the numbers don’t add up particularly if Labour wins Corby and the other outstanding by-elections.
Anthony Wells at UKPR has a good post on the proposals for England that were published this morning.
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