Saturday, 10 September 2011

Axed seats*

Politics Home reports that George Osborne may well find that come the Boundary Commission review revue, Tatton as a parliamentary constituency no longer exists. Other prominent politicians whose seats may be affected are Ed Balls, Nick Clegg, Danny Alexander and Hilary Benn.

A related article in todays Daily Telegraph (seemingly not on-line) by Robert Winnett reports that two other ministers in the same predicament are Grant Shapps* (Welwyn Hatfield) and Hugh Robertson (Faversham and Mid Kent) The same article also reports that MPs are due to receive a briefing on Monday about the proposed changes, prior to the Boundary Commission announcement the following day. A further speculation is that Cameron may be forced to agree with other party leaders to delay the changes until later this decade.

Apparently, Winnett reports, one Tory MP stated that the Prime Minister is going to get it in the neck and that the next meeting of the 1922 Committee is going to be full of fractious MPs. Lord Tyler, the LibDem spokesman on constitutional affairs believes the penny hasn't dropped in Downing Street.

First, being broke as a country I didn't believe we had a penny left to drop; second, if we had a penny to drop would it ever in Downing Street?

* Never mind about seats, how about necks?
** Having met him, I can assure readers that that would be no loss!


Anonymous said...

Drop a penny in Downing Street and some money-grubbing politician will grab it well before it hits the ground.

Woodsy42 said...

So that's Osbourne, Ed Balls, Nick Clegg, Danny Alexander and Hilary Benn who lose out.
Couldn't happen to a more deserving bunch :-)

WitteringsfromWitney said...

W42 Tuesday should be an interesting day and the aftermath also.......

WitteringsfromWitney said...

Anon True........!