Prof John Curtice: Constituency axe affects almost every Scots MP
David Cameron may have left
10 Downing St but his presence is being felt this morning by almost every single Scottish MP.
In the wake of the MPs’ expenses scandal the former prime minister promised to cut the number of MPs from 650 to 600, while equalising the size of constituencies throughout the UK.
The Liberal Democrats scuppered his plans in the last parliament, but the Boundary Commissions have now set about redrawing the political map once again.
As a result, the number of Scottish seats is to be reduced from 59 to 53.
Despite their small electorates, the two island constituencies,... read more
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