For so many of my constituents, going to the bookies is part of their social life and part of having fun.
On the old electoral map, equally-sized seats was an unambiguous win for the Conservatives. But 2019 changes the calculation.
John Bercow’s constituents aren’t alone in looking forward to the seat getting a normal MP once more.
The reasons not to do so are threadbare. And he has merrily torn up plenty of other conventions in the process of his partisan Speakership.
More widespread availability of two-year degree courses would be a good start.
I like John Bercow – indeed, I’ll vote for him. But the Speaker of the House shouldn’t represent a constituency – doing so disenfranchises thousands of people.