Politics is a rough trade

There's been a chorus of disapproval from some local MPs following last week's cabinet reshuffles. Phil Hornby muses on their fate.


Fury over rail fare increases

A number of the region's MPs have criticised the Government's plans to raise rail fares by an average of 6.2% next spring.

Coryton refinery screengrab

MPs debate oil plant's closure

MPs are to debate the future of the Coryton Oil refinery this evening. However administrators have already announced the plant is to close.

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No extra Isle of Wight MP for next election

Following a vote today in the House of Commons it has been confirmed that there will be just one MP for the Isle of Wight at the next General Election due in 2015.

The Government lost the vote which supported the change by 46 votes after the Liberal Democrats withdrew their support.


The Commons voted to accept amendments made to the Bill by the House of Lords which mean the revised boundaries will not come into force until at least 2018.



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