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Five more things about the boundaries vote

The media caravan has already moved on, but for the record here are five more observations about the boundaries vote, in increasing order of importance. 1. Not that it really matters but we think the Commons authorities have miscounted.  The result was announced as 334 noes (to which need to be added the two tellers), […]

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Electoral boundaries: the vote that will be forever asterisked

Yesterday’s Commons vote on the electoral boundaries was a headache for the Conservative Party. The vote – an attempt to over-turn an amendment made in the House of Lords – failed by 334 to 292, making the Conservative task at the next election harder, by around 20 or so seats, than it would have been […]

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