He went down via a vote of 9-12 – with 6 of the latter thought to have come from councillors from wards added by boundary changes.
Don’t assume that it will necessarily happen only after the boundary review has come into effect.
Also; does consenting to indefinitely extending grace periods show the EU finally gets the need to change the Protocol?
On the old electoral map, equally-sized seats was an unambiguous win for the Conservatives. But 2019 changes the calculation.
Without the changes to the boundaries, by the time of the next election this data would be a quarter of a century out of date.
After the election, we suggested five ways of securing the Party’s electoral position. Eight months on, how is the Government doing?
Exactly a decade after forming a government with the Conservatives, the Liberal Democrats are languishing on the political fringes – where did it all go wrong?
Analysis suggested the smaller map would have produced a bigger Tory majority – but others say it would make it harder for newly-elected MPs to hold on next time.
The Party Chairman intends to remove from the candidates’ list those who failed to campaign in the local elections.
Also: Tories say data proves Sturgeon should abandon tax plans; Jones joins Scottish Conservatives to menace the Withdrawal Bill; and DUP may back boundary review.
His toothless policy towards the Democratic Unionists and Sinn Fein has created an unsustainable democratic vacuum in Northern Ireland.
Pleasingly, it includes several policies that this site has proposed.
Party members are united in their expectation that every Conservative MP must back the boundary reform proposals when they come to Parliament.
Also: Swinney accused of misleading MSPs over Named Persons; UUP and SDLP offer power-sharing opposition; Plaid AM dismisses Labour pact; and more.
Ultimately the fate of the reforms will rest on whether May can command the trust of her MPs.