This news is no surprise for people involved in politics as the legislation was passed by the coalition government.
The number of MPs would be cut from 533 to 501 in England, from 40 to 29 in Wales, from 59 to 53 in Scotland and from 18 to 17 in Northern Ireland.
The claim is that it will be "fairer" with constituencies of similar voter numbers. However the constituency workload of MPs is also affected by the demographics (kind of problems brought to them) and geography. Wales will reduce the number of MPs by a quarter and some areas will be even bigger to travel around.
The change will be advantageous to the Tory party.
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