Ending the prospect of redrawing Parliamentary constituencies is certainly to be welcomed ("Coalition meltdown after Clegg gives up over Lords", The Herald, August 7).
The justification for doing so was suspicious at best given it undermined the very argument for single-member constituencies in the first place. We are often told that while single-member constituencies might produce rather strange results, they are justified as local communities are represented. As the boundary reforms would have ended representation on the basis of local communities it would have exposed this argument once and for all as the sham it is.
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