Reselection fear behind boundary change bill, says Tory MP
Labour MPs want to reverse plans to reduce the number of constituencies because they are "frightened" of losing their seats to the pro-Jeremy Corbyn group Momentum, the Commons has heard.
Labour's Pat Glass's bill aims to retain 650 MPs as an alternative to the government's move towards 600.
But Tory David Nuttall claims some Labour MPs fear re-selection due to the "threat" posed by Momentum.
New boundary proposals would see fewer MPs and create equal-sized seats.
'Need to engage with the electorate'
Changes proposed by the Boundary Commissions for England and Wales... read more
- 12:30 Vaping banned in restaurants, bars and offices in New York
- 12:29 Greg Rutherford returns to defend his Commonwealth gold medal as...
- 12:30 VIDEO: Relaunched charity shop brings quality goods to South Yorkshire
- 12:29 Record-breaking try-scorer Julian Savea will line up AGAINST the...
- 12:29 Try this simple technique to help you fall asleep in 60 seconds
- 12:29 Aldi to stock special drinks range for Hallowe’en
- 12:29 M&S is looking for more than 100 Christmas staff in Newcastle
- 12:29 More than 5,600 IS foreign fighters have returned home - report
- 12:28 Man City youngster Oleksandr Zinchenko opens up about his future
- 12:28 Aldi to stock special drinks range for Hallowe’en
- 12:27 Unity Works ‘not in a position’ to pay refunds
- 12:26 VIDEO: Relaunched charity shop brings quality goods to South Yorkshire
- 12:25 Dr Martens boosted by rising full-year sales and profits after Asia...
- 12:25 Awkward moment Ben Shephard grills Davood Ghadami over Strictly...
- 12:25 Louise Redknapp ‘house-hunting’ in London with new BFF Daisy Lowe
- 12:24 How record signing Matej Vydra has emerged from the shadows at...
- 12:24 Toback: 200 more women contact LA Times about harassment
- 12:24 MP says local taxpayers should not pay to police national fracking...
- 12:24 Kelly Clarkson: 'When I was really skinny I wanted to kill myself'
- 12:24 Halloween in The Octagon shopping centre in Burton this half term
- 12:23 Burton Albion players to raise money for Children in Need with...
- 12:23 Why armed police officers are also 999 life-savers
- 12:23 Lincolnshire has second biggest pothole problem in East Midlands
- 12:21 Fantastic! Poppy Prom tops £40,000 to support our war veterans
- 12:20 £300k investment in Chester car dealership site
- 12:20 Train fire caused disruption between Chester and Crewe
- 12:20 Budding Barra footballer makes 320-mile round-trip to mainland for...
- 12:20 Hundreds of jobs up for grabs in and around Derbyshire
- 12:20 Man City vs Wolves: Guardiola's dilemma; Nuno's positive approach;...
- 12:19 Michael Winner: Coronation Street actress claims director told her...