Why are Labour Lords keeping their peers up late?: opposition to the coalition’s plans for fewer MPs and more equal constituencies.
British Politics and Policy at LSE
(18 Jan 2011)
The government’s Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill was
devised with no consultation by the two coalition parties, marrying together
Liberal Democrat demands for a referendum on the Alternative Vote (AV) with
Tory plans to equalize constituency sizes and put a stop to their disadvantage
viz a viz Labour. But in the House of Lords this lack of consultation on key
constitutional changes has now legitimated the first ever serious attempt at a
filibuster in the House of Lords by Labour peers trying to force concessions. Ron
Johnston explains why redrawing boundaries and cutting the number of MPs
has become such a red hot issue.
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