I challenged the Leader of the House over the millions missing from the electoral register that is being used to draw up the new constituency boundaries. It’s outrageous that the government is ploughing ahead with a boundary review on the basis of the 2015 electoral register, thus omitting the 2.1 million people who have registered to vote since then. Blatant abuse of democracy.
Stephen Kinnock: The Leader of the House talks about a constitutional duty. Does she not think that the Government have a constitutional duty to the 2.1 million people who are not on the electoral register and are therefore not included in this review, and a constitutional duty to do right by the private Member’s Bill of my hon. Friend the Member for Manchester, Gorton (Afzal Khan)?
Andrea Leadsom: Once the boundary commissions review has been completed, the Government will of course consider the recommendations very carefully, but that review is not yet completed so we must allow it to continue to its completion.