The Boundary Commission has thought again about its initial proposals to split our parliamentary constituency in two. They now recommend that our two towns stay together, which was always the cross party preference, and this had been widely welcomed. The details include some rural extensions to the north west and the north east, aligning with the District boundary, but excluding Kenilworth.
What the local papers did not mention is that this national review is unlikely to be enacted in the current parliament. The review had been driven by plans to equalise constituency populations, but also to remove 50 seats overall. This reduction would leave lots of MPs of all parties (large and small) out of a job. Since turkeys rarely vote for Christmas, under the present fragile political balance the review will doubtless be parked.