SNP considering ‘unlikely alliance’ to push through boundary shake-up

By Calum Ross

Published: 08/08/2012

The SNP could form an unlikely alliance with Tory MPs to try to push through a controversial boundary shake-up and embarrass the Lib Dems.

Prime Minister David Cameron vowed yesterday to press forward with the constituency changes – despite Nick Clegg announcing his MPs would block the plans.

Labour and the Lib Dems combined only have six more MPs than the Tories, meaning smaller parties could decide any vote, including the SNP, DUP and Plaid Cymru. The six SNP MPs would be relatively unaffected by the boundary changes and it is understood they could vote in favour.

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