Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg today accused the Tories of breaking the coalition agreement by not proceeding with House of Lords reform and said his party would be withdrawing support for constituency boundary changes in return.
He said: "The Conservative Party is not honouring its commitment to Lords reform and as a result part of our contract has now been broken.
"Clearly I cannot permit a situation where Conservative rebels can pick and chose the parts of the contracts they like while Liberal Democrat MPs are bound by the entire agreement.Coalition works on mutual respect, it's a two-way street.
"So I have told the Prime Minister that when the Parliament votes on boundary changes for the 2015 election, Liberal Democrats in Parliament will oppose them."
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.