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Penny Mordaunt, Conservative MP for Portsmouth North, said she was "very disappointed" in Nick Clegg's response to the dissent over House of Lords reform.
Chancellor George Osborne said the Government would "cross any issues with the boundary vote when we get to them": He said:
"We have not been able to proceed on Lords reform, frankly, because there is opposition in Parliament and the opportunism of the Labour Party would not allow the time for the House of Lords Bill.
I think we have got to use this moment as an opportunity to focus 110% on the economy - which is what the country wants."
Deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats Simon Hughes said although the Conservative MPs' decision not to back House of Lords reform was a "major failure", "life goes on" when it comes to the coalition.
Former Liberal Democrat chief executive Lord Rennard said Nick Clegg has acted "swiftly and decisively, even ruthlessly" to "redress the balance" within the coalition government.
Shadow Justice Secretary Sadiq Khan called Nick Clegg's announcement on House of Lords reform and parliamentary boundaries a "humiliation" for the government and a "spectacular failure" of leadership from the prime minister.
Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt described Nick Clegg's decision on House of Lords reform as "disappointing," but said it would not change the coalition parties' commitment to work together.
Deputy prime Minister confirms that the Liberal Democrats will oppose boundary changes after the Conservative Party, "is not honouring its commitment to Lords reform."
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Nick Clegg says plans to reform the House of Lords will be abandoned after the coalition contract was "broken" by the Conservatives.
David Cameron may be set to abandon proposed reform to the House of Lords. The Liberal Democrats will be bitterly disappointed.