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Boundary changes vote today
10:03am Tuesday 29th January 2013 in News
Conservatives are facing possible defeat in the Commons today as Labour and Lib Dem MPs prepare to vote against proposals to redraw constituency boundaries before 2015.
Wirral would be affected by the changes with its present four constituencies reduced to just three.
Wallasey and Birkenhead would survive but Wirral West and Wirral South would disappear to be renamed as a merger called Hoylake and Neston.
Wirral would only have two MPs who solely represent the peninsula.
Perhaps the most contentious issue would be a new "Mersey Banks" area which would merge parts of Bromborough and Eastham with Cheshire towns of Frodsham and Helsby among others.
The two coalition parties have been in dispute since proposed elections to the House of Lords were dropped last year.
The PM wants to overturn a defeat by peers earlier this month, which would see the planned constituency shake-up postponed until 2018 at the earliest.
The issue has been one of the biggest flashpoints between Prime Minister David Cameron and his deputy Nick Clegg since the two entered government together.