Conservatives mourn 'sad day for democracy'

Conservative MP for Croydon Central Gavin Barwell, Reading East Conservative MP Rob WIlson and Jason McCartney, Conservative MP for Colne Valley have joined members from across the House in taking to Twitter after the Government Bill to change constituency boundaries was defeated:

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Labour & Lib Dems combine to keep current unfair boundaries. Sad day for democracy (I say that despite fact my seat would have got worse)

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#Labour and #Libs combine to stop us cutting the number of MPs to save money and ensure equal votes across constits.

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Have just voted for fairness in the voting system with more equal sized constituencies & cutting the cost of politics #fairervotes

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MPs boundary changes rejected

The Prime Minister's plans to redraw Westminster's constituency boundaries and cut the number of MPs at the next general election have been rejected in the Commons.