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Why are Labour Lords keeping their peers up late?: opposition to the coalition’s plans for fewer MPs and more equal constituencies

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The government’s Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill was devised with no consultation by the two coalition parties, marrying together Liberal Democrat demands for a referendum on the Alternative Vote (AV) with Tory plans to equalize constituency sizes and put a stop to their disadvantage viz a viz Labour. But in the House of Lords this lack of consultation on key constitutional changes has now legitimated the first ever serious attempt at a filibuster in the House of Lords by Labour peers trying to force concessions. Ron Johnston explains why redrawing boundaries and cutting the number of MPs has become such a red hot issue.

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http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/31730/1/blogs.lse.ac.uk-Why_are_Labour_Lords_keeping_their_peers_up_late_Opposition_to_the_coalitions_plans_for_fewer_MPs_and-3138488.pdf

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