Boundary review: "I will fight it again" says Brigg and Goole MP Andrew Percy
Brigg and Goole MP Andrew Percy says he will continue his fight to keep the boundaries of his constituency, after peers voted to delay the boundary review.
The House of Lords voted by 300 to 231 to delay until 2018 a boundary review necessary to make a reduction in the number of MPs from 650 to 600.
The coalition had originally planned to put in place for the next general election, in 2015.
But Lord Hart had won cross-party support for his proposed amendment to the Electoral Registration and Administration Bill, aiming to postpone the current review of the UK's parliamentary constituency boundaries until October 2018 at the earliest.
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Brigg and Goole MP Andrew Percy, who would have been affected by any boundary change, said: "My aim is if they decide after the next election I would look to represent Brigg and Goole again. I enjoy representing Brigg and Goole and If I have to I will fight it again.
"I think the revised proposals were better because it put together the Isle of Axholme but with the Lib Dems saying they are going to oppose it, in my view there is little chance of it happening so it should be scrapped now."