‘End boundary change review’

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Rotherham MP Denis MacShane has urged Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to close down a project to redraw Parliamentary constituencies following the Lib Dems’ announcement they will vote against reducing by 50 the number of MPs.

Mr MacShane said the project was a ‘waste a large amount of resources’ if it is not going to go ahead.

He said: “Is it a good use of public money to keep this boundary change operation going? It should finish now.”

The proposal to reduce by 50 the number of MPs is backed by Conservatives but Lib Dems are now set to oppose the changes after their own ideas for reforming the House of Lords were blocked by Tories.