The Threatened Gerrymandering Of Elections In The North Of Ireland


In September 2016, the United Kingdom’s local non-partisan Boundary Commission released its preliminary proposals for the creation of seventeen new electoral constituencies in the UK-administered north-east of Ireland. These districts were expected to come into effect in 2020, catering for all future elections to the House of Commons at Westminster and the Northern Assembly at Stormont. When it became clear that the proposed wards would reflect the ongoing demographic changes in the Six Counties, the growth of the Irish nationalist community and the decline of the unionist one, pro-union politicians demanded alterations to the plans. In fact, what they demanded was the gerrymandering of existing constituencies in the contested region to ensure the continued over-representation of unionist voters.

Twelve months later, media reports made it clear that the hard-right Democratic Unionist Party was using its parliamentary coalition with the minority Conservative Party in London to block or delay…

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