The plan to cut MPs looks suspiciously like a power grab

22 Feb 2018

Are we witnessing a power grab?

Six months ago, reports suggested that the Prime Minister had dropped plans to force through a cut in MPs, a cut linked with the ongoing review of constituency boundaries. It turns out there has been a u-turn on the u-turn, with news emerging that the PM is set to reduce the number of MPsThat’s despite the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee warning that moves to cut numbers to 600 are unlikely to secure the backing of MPs.

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