Sunday, September 18, 2016

Lib Dems could take back Cambridge under new boundary proposals

That's the headline on an article on the website of Varsity, which styles itself "cambridge’s leading student newspaper".

Looking at the Boundary Commission proposals for the Cambridge constituency, its author Harry Curtis says:
If enacted, they would introduce voters in the Queen Edith’s ward in the south of Cambridge – which contains Homerton College and Addenbrooke’s Hospital – and the Milton ward, northwest of the city to the constituency. 
Local election results from the newly added wards suggest that the proposed boundaries will change the balance of power in the city’s politics. 
Current Labour MP, Daniel Zeichner took the seat last year by 599 votes, a majority that could be wiped out by the newly included areas where the Liberal Democrats polled 1,298 more votes than Labour in the 2015 local elections.

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