September 12th, 2011

The Full Boundary Review


  1. 1
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    are these leaks good like wikileaks or expenses or bad for good governece?

  2. 2
    vircantium says:

    Psephoporn! Lovely!

  3. 3
    Captain D says:

    “You’re either in front of Guido, or you’re behind…”

    Or, you’ve nabbed if from the Central Office of Information – like everyone else..

  4. 4

    You’re either in front of Guido, or you’re behind…

    What does this mean?

  5. 5
    Billy Blofeld says:

    It’s amusing to see Ed Balls constituency smashed to smithereens. Couldn’t happen to a nicer bloke.

    Let the internal Labour Party ferret fight begin…………

  6. 6
    Gregor Murray says:

    How can it be “full” when it only covers one nation out of four?

  7. 7
    Svengali says:

    This is bound to cause trouble

  8. 8
    Barry says:

    This is great!

  9. 9
    Mark Oaten says:

    Bagsy behind!

  10. 10
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    How long before howls and cries from Labour and Lib Dems about gerrymandering etc.

    Like Labour never done it right?

  11. 11
    Ed Miliband says:

    Glad to see my constituency is still there, and still a sh*thole. Not that I’ll be visiting it, of course.

  12. 12
    Windfarm Cam and his Global Warming Scam says:

    I say! What a jolly spiffing wind toady! – Watt!

    Boundaries don’t come into it! Watt!!

  13. 13
    HenryV says:

    Good-bye Farrelly you toss pot!!!

    Louise for PM!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. 14
    Anonymous says:

    Does this mean Osborne need to go far to have Louise?

  15. 15
    Laura says:

    What about Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland? Surely it’s Scotland where most damage is done in terms of numbers as they are grossly over-represented at the moment…

  16. 16
    Engineer says:

    Just checked where I’ll be voting, and it looks far more sensible than the current arrangement.

    Fine by me. Get the Bill passed. Get on with it.

  17. 17
    Selohesra says:

    What if you are by his side?

  18. 18
    David Laws Lib Dem fiddler says:

    It is interesting to see how the Lie Dumbs and Tories carve up the electorial vote to beat Liebour, as Liebour did to the Tories to remain inpower.

  19. 19
    Anonymous says:

    Full marks Guido! See Rowe after class for special ‘treats’

  20. 20
    Billy Blowhard says:

    I prefer to have him up my behind.

  21. 21
    Twat Watch says:

    Have you had to stop the turbines because of the high winds (again)?

  22. 22
    smoggie says:

    Why has the Middlesbrough constituency been proposed to be extended south to the Boulevard Périphérique ?

  23. 23
    Up sh1t creek says:

    Just minor tweaks here… so what was the point and how much did this cost?

  24. 24
    Anonymous says:

    Will LD are the losers other two will gain seats. Nick might have a rethink and tell Cameron to change.

  25. 25
    Steve Miliband says:

    Channel 4 set to reveal tonight which Premiership footballer isn’t on Coke

  26. 26
    Very Wealthy Windfarm Gentry says:

    Stopped, working, broken down matters not, the subsidy just keeps on rolling in. Now come on granny, pay up or freeze.

  27. 27
    Engineer says:

    With any luck….

  28. 28

    Takes a safe Labour ward away from Con held Brentford & Isleworth, so that’s fine by me.

  29. 29
    Billy's dirty arse says:

    Is this blog becoming a place to ask questions or is it a place to post comments. If you don’t know or have an opinion, shut the fuck up (and Bowden, be prepared to risk somebody else being first if you don’t have anything to say – unfortunately the new arseholes torn over the last week seem to have encouraged you)

  30. 30
    Anonymous says:

    Louise is speaking in House of Commons now.

  31. 31
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Was the third umpire at this boundry review?

  32. 32
    Alex says:

    Shagger Nokes is shafted. No surprises there then.

  33. 33
    Atar says:

    Unfortunately , my constituency is going to have even more inner-city benefits/immigrant-saturated voters added.

    Safe Lab seat –> even more safe Lab seat.

    Most unfantastic.

    Still, I can satisfyingly vote for one of the minnow parties with a clear conscience.

  34. 34
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    nobidy has torn me a new areshole and you shold stop sayering that they has

  35. 35
    Alex says:

    They have separate Boundary Commissions.

  36. 36
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    thats a joke :)

  37. 37
    Anonymous says:

    Osborne is looking down and reading a statement. He is not looking at people, looks like he will not answer any questions.

  38. 38
    Fuck the EC says:

    F them. This war.

  39. 39
    Anonymous says:

    Has it become bigger?

  40. 40
    Hellboy says:

    Behind the curve again PS. Journos have been forwarding this out to all and sundry all day.

  41. 41
    Whoflungdung says:

    Cant wait to see the ferrets biting lumps out of each other in the sack…

  42. 42
    Tax Payer says:

    Balls apologises for his part in the banking crisis!!

    ….but then says it wasn’t significant :-(

  43. 43
    Engineer says:

    George Osborne’s Tatton constituency has had a spanking.


  44. 44
    Nu Attack Dog says:

    On the plus side if you’re ever having trouble sleeping, just attempt to read one of those and you’ll be off in no time.

  45. 45
    Potkettle says:

    You could always Move and leave it to rot

  46. 46
    Must get a pseudonym one day says:

    One risk is the elimination of the Shipley constituency – seat of Philip Davies, one of the few committed Out-Of-Europe MPs.

    Whether he’ll go for the new Guiseley & Yeadon seat must be questionable, so he might be out – that’s one fewer troublemaker for Cast-Iron Dave.

  47. 47
    Dr Syntax says:

    I’m glad to see they’ve taken the radical decision to abolish commas in constituency names. This blot on our democracy has been around for too long.

  48. 48
    Roundell says:

    looks like a bun fight between Mark Field and Rifkind – someones off to the Lords

  49. 49
    Anonymous says:

    Looks like Osborne like pain and that is what he is doing to the economy. Do this country need kinky economic policy!

  50. 50
    Splooge says:

    Bondage, drugs, hookers, sex scandals

    it’s a relief to see there are some genuine Torys left

  51. 51
    BBC says:

    We’ll be there ready and waiting for every Labour grievance, backed up by the Guardian as always.

  52. 52
    Anonymous says:

    It is not funny you arseh*ole

  53. 53
    Anonymous says:

    Mrs T was involved in any thing like this, does this mean she is not a genuine Tory?

  54. 54
    James D says:

    Because the Welsh Government (Labour) conveniently decided to sack its Local Government Boundary Commissioners, who happened to be the same people as the Boundary Commissioners for Wales. They then resigned en masse. Couldn’t possibly have been a cynical way of trying to delay losing safe Labour rotten boroughs with under 50,000 electors like Cynon Valley…

  55. 55
    Luciana Berger says:

    Yay, my Consitutuency is saved! Now I can continue all the good pro-Israel work I do for my local constituents of Waverley.

  56. 56
    James D says:

    Sutton Coldfield looks an odd one. For some mysterious reason, they have swapped Sutton New Hall with Kingstanding. Doesn’t make an awful lot of sense…

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  58. 58
    The Other Bloke says:

    That is what Gerrymandering is all about–creating a constituency that sucks up all of one party’s vote and partitioning the opposition vote between other constituencies so that they then become winnable. It is called a “democracy”, but then so is North Korea. Labour have been operating the system to their advantage for twenty years so how can anyone complain except that only 50 seats have been dumped, not 600.

  59. 59
    Blind leading blind says:

    The new constituency of Middlesbrough & Paris!

  60. 60
    Anonymous says:

    North Essex carved up for Bernie J

  61. 61
    william says:

    I wanted to stand for Old Sarum in its pre 1832 form.

  62. 62
    Dennis says:

    Don’t you believe it – that girl could rock!

  63. 63
    East India Company wallah says:

    Good for you,I however am stuck with scottish steve mc cabe the social worker on sabbattical-the W**ker

  64. 64
    Ken Clarke says:

    Suggesting one seat that would combine some of Devon and some of Cornwall under one MP will not be popular. Arabs and Israelis are quite fond of each other compared to Devon/Cornwall.

  65. 65
    East India Company wallah says:

    Do you know where it is yet?waverley that is not Israel!

  66. 66
    Splooge says:

    The Blessed Margaret is above such petty party divisions

    She is The One True Leader – Saviour of The Nation

    She needs no other title

  67. 67
    Fenman says:

    Alan Johnson could loose Hull West with the additions of Kirkella-Willerby etc

  68. 68
    Politics for cretins says:

    Who are the boundary commissioners? A load of ex-ambulance chasers, civil servants and quangocrats.
    Jobs for the boys.

  69. 69
    Gordon Brown says:

    Here in Scotchland we will adhere to our proud tradition of disproportional representation.

  70. 70
    Stephen Timms Appreciation Society says:

    Stephen Timms, one of the most popular MPs with a large majority, is unaffected by this.
    Hurrah for Stephen!

  71. 71
    Sir William Waad says:

    Or you could be beside him, miles above him on the plane to Paris, or indeed underneath him.

  72. 72
    Nobby Hall says:

    Nice one, Billy !

  73. 73
    Schwillings says:

    We haven’t got a clue, really. We’re complete charlatans!

  74. 74
    Marmite says:

    Your mental health is dodgy to say the least anonymous. You don’t appear to have anything pertinent to say and kinky sex seems to be the only topic of interest to you.

  75. 75
    mantex says:

    Why are there no bloody MAPS in these reports?

    That’s what we want – to SEE where the new boundaries are.

  76. 76
    nonomad says:

    It is just minor tweaks and a very small number of reductions in the total of MP’s,i dont know what the original figure proposed was but it seems to have been watered down from the original proposal (suprise).
    Even Blair pre ’97 proposed but never instigated bringing us into line with other European countries which meant a reduction of approximately 33% ,as so many have so little to do plus second jobs doesn’t seem unreasonable .

  77. 77
    annette curton says:

    Whatever happened to Rutland?.

  78. 78
    Saint Piran says:

    Get off my land!

  79. 79
    Marmite says:

    Your m@ntal health is bordering on obsessive anonymous, particularly with regard to k i n k y s e x. Such a pity.

  80. 80
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Sold or nuked, not that you can tell the difference :-)

  81. 81
  82. 82
    Ken Clarke says:


    Seriously, this won’t win anyone votes.

  83. 83
    BBC Bias alert says:

    Hat tip Ak and SeanT on

    Compare and contrast

    which manages to avoid the word ‘Labour’ completely, with this one on Lord Hanningfield’s early release:

    which squeezes ‘Tory’ into the title and has ‘Conservative’ as the third word of the article. I used to think they had the gumption to at least try and be subtle…

    84.Anoraknophobia @82
    The bias continues in the “related stories” links at the bottom. Look at all the “More on this Story” headlines for Illsley:

    Disgraced MP ‘coping’ in prison 27 FEBRUARY 2011, SHEFFIELD & SOUTH YORKSHIRE
    Barnsley by-election date is set 09 FEBRUARY 2011, POLITICS
    Disgraced expenses fraud MP quits 08 FEBRUARY 2011, SHEFFIELD & SOUTH YORKSHIRE
    Profile: Eric Illsley 12 JANUARY 2011, POLITICS

    Not a single headline mentions his party affiliation. Not one.

    The first “More on this Story” for Hanningfield? –

    Jailed ex-Tory peer loses appeal 20 JULY 2011, POLITICS

    by SeanT September 12th, 2011 at 10:45

  84. 84
    Rat's arse says:

    Like it Billy. Take no notice of anonymong!

  85. 85
    Mornington Crescent says:

    Hugh Orde turned down for the Met top job. Rejoice!

  86. 86
    A Labour Munster says:

    Is it just me or does anyone else think John Healey is creepy?

  87. 87
    Billy's dirty arse says:

    … but it was pathetic

  88. 88
    Rat's arse says:

    Agree with you ‘Labour Munster’. He looks as if he’s died and no-one has had the heart to tell him.

  89. 89
    ffs what *! says:

    Ha ha – good one

  90. 90
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    would be funny but for comment 22 above

  91. 91
    Drop a daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    If we can get rid of the ccuunnttzz north of the border and these boundary changes we should be able to keep the red rosetted traitors out of power forever in England.

  92. 92
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Thanks ffs what*!

    like the monkier

  93. 93
    tatifilarious says:

    Yeah, tat is jealous of all the attention you get Bill.

  94. 94
    The Brainwashing Bullshitting Craporation says:

    We are Labour’s propaganda machine and you suckers are paying for it. Have a nice day.
    BBC Trust.

  95. 95
    tatifilarious says:

    Not as big as you tat

  96. 96
    Rat's arse says:


  97. 97
    Neil Kinnock says:

    Yakky dar Boyo!.

  98. 98
    P.C. 49 says:

    Billy Bowden has been named the new commissioner of the Metropolitan Police.

    The former right wing political blogger was appointed to the position this afternoon by the Queen

  99. 99
    lol! says:

    Is that you Billy?

  100. 100
    annette curton says:

    He cheats at Scrabble.

  101. 101
    Stephen P says:

    You’re either in front of Guido, or you’re behind…

    Surely in politics these days everyone is “across” everything?

    Does Osborne like oranges?

  102. 102
    Col. M.T. Kernel (retd) says:

    SIR- *moderate chortle* Many thanks for this veritable smörgåsbord of places never to visit in one’s lifetime, sir: a fascination read on this, the windiest Sunday afternoon in living memory.
    However, having long ago become disillusioned with life in Little Cockup-By-Widdling, sir, with it’s interminable influx of retired, acne-ridden, adolescent city-types and nuclear fusion, Big Bang theory, televisual chefs jostling each other for prime position at the hatch in the public bar of the Little Cockup White Horse, this old campaigner implored the memsahib to jab at your list with her knitting needle, the resultant strike denoting a possible site for the relocation of the Kernel clan.
    Well, sir. Before the computer’s visual apparatus blinked and died, we were able to ascertain that our remaining futures, or our future remains, lay in Nonsuch in the city of Epsom and Ewell. Fascinating, I think you will agree, sir?

    Yours, over the limit for typing with two fingers, Col. M.T. Kernel (retd)

  103. 103
    Stephen P says:

    Incidentally the “full” boundaries seem no to include Wales, or those bad tempered North British tribes.

    Can we have them too please?

  104. 104
    Anon says:

    I see you getting full credit in the local press Guido.

  105. 105
  106. 106
    The Governess says:

    Will he put that silly uniform back in the playbox now?

  107. 107
    Dunny says:

    And broken the midnight embargo, which is hardly a news-busting scoop.

  108. 108
    Anonymous says:

    a quick read suugests that either zac or vince will go in richmond / twickenham boundary review.

  109. 109
    Handycock, No1 Trougher in Parliament says:

    Thank goodness they are not changing the Portsmouth boundaries. If they expanded them, it is entirely conceivable that more intelligent voters that the usual thick ones in Portsmouth would come in to the constituency and my troughing days would be over.

  110. 110
    Ian Hills says:

    The map fails to show the “Interreg” regions, which are planned to replace countries one day. For example the capital of the south west will be in Brest.

  111. 111
    Cornwall Is A County in England says:

    Outstanding! The inbred Cornish are going to go ballistic.

    A Devonwall constituency will scupper the cloud cuckoo thinking of a mere handful of people who want a Cornish Assembly but which the majority in the county don’t give a monkeys about, and of course the Council’s Chief Exec who loves empire building. It’ll give Andrew George something else to bellyache about too for a change.

  112. 112
    Anonymous says:

    Indeed. But winding up the Cornish is great sport, even if it is a bit like shooting fish in a barrel.

  113. 113
    harbour says:

    How come the NI recommendations not been published here? They are, after all, being released along with the English seat proposals.

  114. 114
    Ian Hills says:

    Plus they’re Cameron’s shills too

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    Pol Pot says:

    so she gave him the job

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    SC says:

    James D. Yes, I live in New Hall and this makes absolutely no sense. It is a stupid decision. Kinsgstanding has around 17.5k electorate and New Hall around 17.2k electorate. So why on earth they chose to switch is beyond me, especially when they are not being absolutely spot on with their numbers elsewhere. Clearly someone is keen on sabotaging the Tory vote in SC because many people in Kingstanding either can’t be bothered to vote or vote Labour. Plus I am aware this is not about pure geography, but I think you will find that we really should be part of the SC constituency as history dictates!!!

  119. 119
    Strolling Bones says:

    Indeed – the obvious way to tell us the new boundaries would be some sort of picture… Clearly the 21st century technology at the disposal of these numptys is not up to the job!

  120. 120
    Anonymous says:

    Gaaaah. Just got NW Cambs to a state of solid Tory blue, and now they want to give us some of south Peterborough (warning – social issues) and to lose some proper farming wards around Stilton. Bastards.

  121. 121
    The Fallen Angel says:

    If you look at the new constituency ideas for Lancashire then actually what they’ll do is pretty much make vast swathes of the county even MORE secure labour territory; the ones for the Burnley/Nelson/Accrington/Blackburn/Darwen Rawtenstall etc areas will certainly hurt the Lib Dems chances!!!!

  122. 122
    Anonymous says:

    Plus to boot Cambridgeshire has been trying to abort Peterborough since about 1700. Now they want to call us “Peterborough South”. Bastards.

  123. 123
    Eugene says:

    what about Northern Ireland

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  125. 125
    Judge Dread says:

    Your troughing days are soon to be over pervert.

  126. 126
    anon says:

    Guido said: “You’re either in front of Guido, or you’re behind…”

    Are you sure that shouldn’t be “bottom” given the other news today?

  127. 127
    Paddy says:

    So 50 are going to go and a lot more MPs will be left to effectively re-apply for their “own job” again? Looks like we will have a lot of back stabbing to enjoy over the next year!

  128. 128
    Well Paid Shill says:

    Philip Davies is on the chopping block the new Bradford west constituancy is, going by councillors, winnable (9-7 tory to labour, but with 3 greens and 2 indep) but will he even be allowed to stand given his status as thorn in Dave’sside?

  129. 129
    Sutnancheme says:

    Good choice mate. Nonsuch and Cheam are really quite liveable in. Take lots of bread to feed the ducks in the park.

  130. 130
    Blick spot says:

    oooaarr Jim lad…

  131. 131
    Louise says:

    Christ what a waste of money this was. If it wasn’t going to be done properly (what is with the Tories?) it should have just been left.

  132. 132
    RightWingProtestor says:

    we shouldn’t be reducing to 600 MPs – it should be 300 at tops

  133. 133
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Why does a “One horse town like Ulverston in Cumbria need Six MP’s with a population of less than 8,000 ?

  134. 134
    The Pundit Too says:

    Situation normal for the Bring Back Communism disservice to our country.
    Also they will mention right of centre think tanks when quoting them for their agenda, but almost never mention the word “left of centre” for any of their sources.
    About time that Hong Kong fella Patton came from beneath his rock and did the work we pay him for.

  135. 135
    Boris et al says:

    As far as I know he was never offered it.
    He is simply a Labour political stooge set in place in the old tradition of Stalin.

  136. 136
    The Observer says:

    North of which border? The Wash?

  137. 137
    The Observer says:

    Better still do not let them into Westminster unless to vote on affairs affecting Wales or Scotland.

  138. 138
    Tacitus says:

    It should only be 500 in the Commons and 50 in the Lords for the whole of the UK.
    600 is far too many, and is one of the highest national representative bodies in the world.

  139. 139
    Welsh Dragon says:

    Its waterworld and they need deep understanding.

  140. 140
    Charlie Julius Bysshe Gilmour says:

    Bondage? There was none of that at the Bullingdon. I will be free! jailpoet (twitter)

  141. 141
    Carl Eve says:

    “You’re either in front of Guido, or you’re behind…”

    Don’t you mean “you either honour an embargo, or break it and try and take credit for an exclusive you didn’t earn”…?

  142. 142

    Wasn’t subject to the embargo because I didn’t get spoon fed a press release.

  143. 143
    Carl Eve says:

    Meh… Silver spoon fed enough Bullingdon grub though

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    dan says:

    Scotland is actually not far off where it should be but that is because it lost 20 seats in time for 2005 post the Scottish Parliament, Labour will lose seats regardless of boundaries as SNP are doing better.

    It is Wales that loses big in equalisation and lots of them will be Labour seats in the Valleys

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