MPs have voted to delay the redrawing of constituency boundaries until at least 2018. This is great news for
as the “Devonwall” will not be created in advance of the next General Election.
The outcome was 334 votes to 292 to delay any changes.
I understand that
three Liberal Democrat MPs supported the delay, along with the whole of their
parliamentary party. However it is a terrible shame that the Lib Dems only took
this stance to spite their Coalition partners – after the vast majority has
backed the process to create a Devonwall seat.
three Conservative MPs voted to push ahead with the boundary changes – which
would have led to the inevitable creation of a cross-Tamar seat, which they pretended
to campaign against.
I thought you might appreciate the above photograph from the Keep Cornwall Whole rally at Saltash, which featured Sheryll Murray (in the blue) campaigning against Devonwall. Today, she voted for Devonwall - shameful!