Nicola, I’m so sorry! Ian Blackford’s Westminster seat is in jeopardy as a result of Tory reform.
A Tory Lord has hinted that Ian Blackford, NICOLA STURGEON’s main partner and Leader in Westminster, could face “serious disruption” as a result of the latest boundary reform study.
On Wednesday, Scottish MPs will receive copies of the 2023 review of Scotland’s seats. The SNP may suffer challenges as a result of the review, according to Tory Lord and electoral expert Robert Hayward. Scotland is expected to lose two seats, potentially weakening Ms Sturgeon’s hold on power north of the border.
Mr Blackford’s seat could be jeopardized, according to Lord Hayward, since it is “under-sized.”
According to London Playbook, he said: “However, there could be significant upheaval for the three Lib Dem mainland constituencies, as well as Ian Blackford’s seat, which are all significantly under-represented.”
Seat realignment is expected to be finalized in October 2023.
Under the 2023 review, the Conservatives are expected to gain an additional 10 seats throughout the country if the plans go ahead.
Scotland was awarded 57 seats in the Boundary Commission’s assessment, two fewer than it now has.
Only two seats, Na h-Eileanan an Iar (the Western Isles) and Orkney and Shetland, are projected to be protected as a result of the study.
Each proposed constituency must have at least 69,724 registered voters.
Mr Blackford’s seat of Ross, Skye, and Lochaber had 54,325 registered voters as of March 2020.
If a constituency is larger than 12,000 square kilometers, the Commission can recommend a constituency with a lower electorate than the minimum if it is deemed necessary.
The Prime Minister is considering holding an early election in the winter of 2023, according to the Daily Mirror.
Lord Hayward, however, claimed that the Government should postpone any early election plans because the party is poised to be awarded 10 additional seats.
“There’s also the notion that if you go early and others don’t see a purpose for it, they will penalize you,” he continued.
However, a government source underlined that the party must take advantage of Labour’s troubles in motivating people.
The winter of 2023 is also expected to be the moment when the UK begins to witness the effects of the leveling up agenda.
According to the source: “Labour has a harder time getting people out than we do, giving us an advantage.
“And we believe that with the construction of roads and houses, people will begin to see the results of the Prime Minister’s leveling up plan,” says Brinkwire Summary News.