What became the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011 legislated for the Alternative Vote referendum and for a change in Parliamentary boundaries, bringing the House of Commons down to 600 MPs. The latter provision was then delayed when House of Lords reform moves broke down later in the Parliament.

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A footnote to my letter to Lord Falconer

Although Lord Falconer has not yet replied to my letter to him over his attempt to claim that the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill is ‘hybrid’, it’s good to see from Hansard that both Lord Rennard and Lord Tyler raised the issue. … Read the full post »

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A classy put-down from David Heath

From the latest debate in Parliament on the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill: I was also considering the amendments proposed by the hon. Member for Rhondda (Chris Bryant). One of the great advantages of having an overnight break is that we can look back at theย Official Report and read what the protagonists have said. … Read the full post »