Up to 30 Labour seats could disappear altogether, says Lord Hayward, an analyst widely regarded as an expert on the boundary review, while the rest will see their composition altered in some form.
Although the changes will also affect the Conservatives, Hayward, a Tory peer, said his analysis of demographics in the UK concluded that Labour is over-represented.
“The party that will suffer most is the Labour party because such a high proportion of their current seats are well below the required quota, particularly in Wales, the north-east and parts of the M62 corridor,” he said.
From memory we didn’t have the last boundary review, did we? Meaning that the long term departure from the inner cities, the Labour strongholds, hasn’t been taken account of. That is, far from this being gerrymandering, this is just catching up with population change?