Labor fears Boris Johnson will ‘shape’ the electoral map to favor Tories in the election

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Opposition leader Keir Starmer has been put on alert over an “ambush” in which constituency changes were pushed through without giving MPs a say

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plans would reduce the number of MPs for the North East and West by four and the Midlands by two

The embattled Boris Johnson plans to ‘shape’ the electoral map to improve odds in the next election in favor of the Tories, Labor strategists fear.

Opposition leader Keir Starmer has been put on alert over an “ambush” in which constituency changes were pushed through without giving MPs a say.

The biggest shock in 20 years would wipe out Labor seats in the north, Scotland and Wales and increase Tory voting rights in the wealthy south.

An earlier attempt that would have removed 50 Westminster MPs – mostly Labor – was dropped amid parliamentary rebellion.







The plans would reduce the number of MPs for the Northeast and West by four, in a blow to Keir Starmer
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But under the new rules, MPs will not have the final say. Instead, the independent Boundaries Commission’s plans are given the go-ahead by the Privy Council, a group of Queen’s advisers made up of former and current ministers who meet privately.

Consultations on the proposals, which aim to balance constituency sizes, ended in April.

The recommendations, due for release next June, could give the green light in time for an election later next year or in 2024.

The plans would reduce the number of MPs for the predominantly Labor-voting North East and West by four and the Midlands by two.

Changes in London would shift Tory voters to current Labor strongholds.

A Labor source said: “The impact on us could be significant – it will tip the odds in Tories’ favor. It would be tantamount to an ambush.”

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https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/labour-fear-boris-johnson-shapeshift-27210144 Labor fears Boris Johnson will 'shape' the electoral map to favor Tories in the election

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