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MP boundary changes in Waltham Forest put on hold
Proposals to change parliamentary constituencies in Waltham Forest have been put on hold after a Commons vote this afternoon.
The government passed legislation in 2011 to cut the number of English MPs in Parliament from 533 to 502 and even out the amount of people living in each constituency.
Shortly afterwards the Boundary Commission launched a consultation on the geographical details of the shake-up, before then unveiling tweaked plans in 2012.
These included proposals to divide Waltham Forest into two constituencies, 'Chingford' and 'Leyton', effectively splitting Walthamstow in half.
This was then subject to another consultation but the House of Lords scuppered the progress of the reforms by voting to delay any changes.
That position has now been backed up MPs who voted by 334 to 292 in agreement this afternoon.
It means any constituency shake-ups will now be postponed until 2018 at the earliest.
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