No, this is not another piece about England’s domination in the test series, bit about the implications of the major Parliamentary Boundary review that will take place before the next General Election.
This Boundary Review has the potential to be far more significant than many of its predecessors as it will coincide with a significant reduction in Parliamentary seats. Many members seem to have been following the work of Lewis Baston who has produced some review suggestions through Democratic Audit. Lewis’ work has certainly exercised the minds of all who have read it.
Far fewer members seem to have picked up that the Labour Party itself has produced its own alternatives that respond to the new boundary challenge.
The Labour Party has not published its own ideas, even though at least one observer is convinced that they heard a London commitment to do so. However, it has been agreed that Constituency Secretaries should be given details of the recommendations the effect their own patch.
Constituency Secretaries should be able to get hold of the plans for their area from their Regional Officer. Alternatively, they can email Greg Cook directly. Greg is the Labour Party officer who has compiled the alternative ideas/submission.
These proposals could be important to you. The boundary Commission places a lot of emphasis on the submissions that are made to it; they do not come up with proposals in a vacuum. In safe Labour areas it is not unlikely that the Party’s submission will carry real clout.
Greg Cook can be emailed at email@example.com