Greater number of Tory MPs means Tories losing interest in changing constituency boundaries. So much for democratic necessity
The Tories’ gains in the general election have dampened their enthusiasm for changes to constituency boundaries that would have reduced the total number of MPs from 650 to 600, according to parliamentary sources.
The changes would previously have worked in the Tories’ favour, with an overwhelming majority of eliminated seats held by Labour MPs – but now Boris Johnson has additional Tory MPs to keep happy, the Conservatives’ eagerness for the ‘democratic’ change has mysteriously waned.
As ever, ‘democracy’ is a term of convenience for the Tories – one to be cast aside as soon as what is ‘convenient’ changes.
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