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Cameron to cut seats in Commons by 10 per cent

Publié par Clifford Armion le 22/01/2010

Andrew Grice

"David Cameron will rush through a 10 per cent cut in the number of MPs if he wins power this year in an attempt to boost the Conservative Party's prospects of a second victory at the following general election.

"A Bill ordering a review of the constituency boundaries in England and Wales would be introduced within days of Mr Cameron's first Queen's Speech, shadow ministers have told The Independent. In contrast to previous reviews, which have taken up to seven years, the Boundary Commissions for England and Wales would be given a tight timetable of between a year and 18 months to produce a new electoral map so the changes could be introduced at the election after next.

"Ministers are describing the Cameron plan as "blatant gerrymandering" and fear that it would prolong Labour's spell in the electoral wilderness if it loses this year. They say there is no urgent need for another shake-up in England because new boundaries take effect this year and reviews are supposed to take place only every eight to 12 years."

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"Cameron to cut seats in Commons by 10 per cent", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), janvier 2010. Consulté le 25/06/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/cameron-to-cut-seats-in-commons-by-10-per-cent