The word now is that Cameron is going to try to push the boundary changes through the commons anyway :
Mr Cameron said yesterday: ‘We want the boundary change vote to go ahead. I am going to be saying to every MP, “Look, the House of Commons ought to be smaller, it ought to be less expensive and we ought to have seats that are exactly the same size”.
‘I think everyone should come forward and vote for that proposal because it is a very sensible proposal and it will be put forward.’
. Can't see what he hopes to gain by doing that.
Although there are voices in Progress
saying that Labour should proactively initiate its own boundary review aimed at rationalising constituency size without reducing the number of constituencies, that is surely a luxury we cannot afford.
I'd expect Labour to vote against any bill looking to push through the currently proposed boundary changes - not least because as Malcolm says, it means we can stop all the upheaval that local parties have been undergoing in order to prepare for the new boundaries, but also because it's plain that we want every advantage we can obtain to win in 2015 and start putting right the damage the coalition has wrought from day one.
Overall, the political situation as far as 2015 goes now seems to be shaping up as the scenario a colleague opined just after the election in 2010, that that general election was perhaps "a good one to lose".