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LABOUR OUT-MANOEUVRES TORIES IN BOUNDARY REVIEW

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Labour has beaten the Tories at their own game in the current Boundary Commission review and come close to heading ...
Labour has beaten the Tories at their own game in the current Boundary Commission review and come close to heading off the predicted loss of at least 20 seats in the next election, reports the Guardian (p3).

Academic analysts and political party officials say Labour is poised to reverse Tory party gains in the 1983 review when medium size towns were divided down the middle in 'sandwiches', to become relatively safe Conservative seats with the addition of neighbouring suburbs.

Labour's concentration on Boundary Commission rules has paid dividends, says the paper. So too has their success in urging the recreation of 'doughnuts', seats with an urban core, surrounded by seats which would be winnable for Labour leader John Smith in 1995 or 1996 if all goes well for him, the Guardian reports.
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