No doubt over the coming days and weeks more analyses will appear declaring the ‘winners’ and ‘losers’ of the Westminster boundary review. And no doubt, this will centre on party politics – which parties stand to gain seats under the proposed new divisions, and which parties’ seats become unstable, or simply un-winnable. Indications (of course) confirm suspicions that Labour will lose out and the Tories will gain – despite the fact that it is meant to be an independent review.
But the real ‘losers’ under the proposed changes are us: the electorate. Read more →