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Why didn’t Labour complain about electoral bias when the electoral system favoured them?

The independent Boundary Commission for England (BCE) has published its initial proposals for new Parliamentary constituencies. The publication marks the start of a consultation (closes on 5 December 2016), during which the BCE needs to hear from you to help shape the proposed new constituency boundaries.

Following a decision by Parliament to reduce the number of constituencies in the UK to 600 from 650, and to ensure that the number of electors in each constituency is more equal, the BCE has been asked to make independent recommendations about where the boundaries of English constituencies should be. The BCE must report to Parliament in 2018 and, if agreed by Parliament, the new constituencies will be in use at the next scheduled General Election in 2020.

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Boundary Commission for England:  2018 Boundary Review initial proposals launched

Cabinet Office:  Boundary reform is essential for modern democracy

CO:  Independent review to deliver fair & equal parliamentary boundaries

Electoral Commission calls on government to harness resources for voter registration

Electoral Bias - UK Polling Report

Guardian - Election 2015: How Labour gains from UK electoral system in a tight ...

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