PressTV-‘Corbyn could lose seat in UK cost cutting plan’

UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and a number of other members of the British Parliament could lose their seats if lawmakers decided to push ahead with a controversial cost cutting proposal, according to new reports. 

Under former UK Prime Minister David Cameron, the ruling Conservative Party pledged to drive down costs by cutting the number of MPs from 650 to 600.

Since then, the independent Boundary Commission, which reviews the boundaries of Parliamentary constituencies in England, has been exploring the possible solutions to make this happen.

The public body has come up with proposals to make sure that most electoral districts in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland remain roughly equal in the number of voters, meaning that certain seats, like Corbyn’s, could be abolished.

Labour has indicated that it would vote down the measures, accusing the Tories of using the review to pursue “their own political advantage.”


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