Conservatives bid to head off rebellion over Parliamentary boundary changes

Conservatives nerves are back again over the Parliamentary boundary review, which overall will help the party but threatens the careers of individual MPs:

David Cameron has told every Conservative MP that they will be guaranteed a seat to fight at the 2020 election following growing anger in the party over his plans to change the constituency boundaries.

Downing Street has made clear to every sitting Tory MP that “no colleague will be left behind” following threats of a major rebellion over the boundary reforms.

The move will be seen as an olive branch to Eurosceptic Tory MPs preparing to campaign for exit from the European Union in the upcoming referendum. [Daily Telegraph]

Rob de Nazar
Rob de Nazar

If the sitting MPs believe that they will be foolish - Mister Cameron has a history of U-turns after events are agreed.


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