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Why are Labour Lords keeping their peers up late?: opposition to the coalition’s plans for fewer MPs and more equal constituencies

Johnston, Ron (2011) 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) Blog Entry.

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2011 The author
Library of Congress subject classification: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2011 15:02
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/31730/

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