Rob Hayward is an elections analyst and the former Conservative MP for Kingswood. He has been kindly keeping ConHome readers up-to-date with the review. See his previous contributions here and here.
A lot is likely to be said in coming months about alternative plans for the required boundary reviews in relation to each county and country, however given the scale of the change that will arise from the forthcoming changes it is probably worth setting out the basic ground rules which will apply.
Across the UK there will be 50 fewer MPs elected at the 2015 General Election than 2010. The reductions will be as follows:
- England -31
- N Ireland -2
- Scotland -7
- Wales -10