Labour attacks ‘power grab’ as parliamentary boundary plans finalised

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Labour attacks ‘power grab’ as parliamentary boundary plans finalised

Labour calls recommendations to reduce size of Commons ‘an undemocratic power grab’

The government has laid out its final plans for redrawing Commons constituency boundaries under a new system that probably would have turned the hung parliament of the 2017 election into a safe Conservative majority, prompting claims from Labour of an “undemocratic power grab”.

Under the proposals, the final section of which was announced on Monday, the number of Commons seats will be reduced from 650 to 600 and the maps of many constituencies will be redrawn in an attempt to even up population levels.

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