Labour MPs celebrate boundary vote defeat

Labour MP for North West Durham Pat Glass, Diane Abbott Labour MP for Tooting, and Labour MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington Sadiq Khan have all taken to Twitter after the Conservatives lost a vote to change the Westminster constituency boundaries:

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Govt heavily defeated on boundaries vote. Govts need to win elections fairly not by gerryboundaries boundaries

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In the end the Tories lost the boundaries vote by a solid 42 majority. Difficult to see how then can win on their own in 2015 now.

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Next election to be fought on current boundaries – Tories should try to win elections fair and square and not by moving the goalposts

The plans to redraw Westminster's constituency boundaries and cut the number of MPs at the next general election were rejected in the Commons by 334 to 292.

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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.