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Added: MPs for overseas constituencies #587

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commented Jun 4, 2017

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commented Jun 4, 2017

In practice the boundaries would be decided by a boundary commission in the same way as existing constituencies, but I don't think this policy overrides that implementation detail.

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commented Jun 4, 2017

Would this add MPs to the commons? I'm wary of supporting that, because I think we have more than enough :)

How about having expats' votes be counted towards the constituency they resided in before they emigrated instead?

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commented Jun 4, 2017

@philipjohn that's what currently happens. The MPs for this should be included in the reduced total, so no, I wouldn't expect it to add more. Just require boundary changes to adapt to the right figure.

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commented Jun 4, 2017

Oh, I was under the impression it wasn't the case already. I'm wondering how we'd deal with boundaries, especially as we're changing to STV, but that's implementation detail. Ship it!

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commented Jun 4, 2017

Yep, boundaries are down to non-governmental commissions anyway, so we don't need to solve the problem, just say that it should be solved! :shipit:

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commented Jun 5, 2017

Thanks @philipjohn & @Floppy

This comes down to how you answer the west lothian question :-)

@openpolitics-bot openpolitics-bot merged commit 004ba14 into openpolitics:master Jun 12, 2017

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