Conservatives accused of “trying to rig” elections through electoral boundaries changes

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The Independent reports that the Conservatives have been accused of “trying to rig the next election” after new analysis found that planned changes to parliamentary constituency boundaries would disproportionally benefit the Tories if both main parties won the same number of votes.

The proposed changes to constituencies across the UK would see the Tories win 40 more seats than Labour if they had an identical vote share, according to analysis by Electoral Calculus and

The government plans to reduce the number of parliamentary constituencies from 650 to 600, saying this will make elections fairer by ensuring that each constituency contains a similar number of voters.

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