The boundaries: At least, either way, it will all be over tonight

January 29th, 2013

Unless there is some remarkably bad management by the LAB and LD whips then the plan to reduce the Commons to 600 seats and bring in new boundaries will be defeated later on today.

Thanks to Anthony Wells for noting that “the government has tabled a counter amendment that would reject the Lords amendment, and adopt the Boundary Commissions final recommendations without the need for further votes in the Commons and Lords”.

THe original plan was for the boundary proposals to come to the House for ratification in October.

What is interesting is that this has never taken off as a big story. Clegg made his announcement during the Olympic and that got over-shadowed.

Mike Smithson

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