LETTER: Boundary review pointless

I despair of the expensive and pointless boundary review that moves a few thousand people from one constituency to another in a misguided attempt to make every vote equal. Votes can never be equal under our first past the post system.

A Conservative voter in Manchester is effectively disenfranchised.

As a Labour supporter in Sussex, I have no representative who shares my values. People complain about voter turnout; I am amazed that it is so high. Most votes are wasted.

Voters who live in marginal constituencies have a much more powerful vote, notwithstanding the size of the constituencies.

They decide the government of the nation.

The rest of us, in Chichester and most places in the UK, are lumbered with a General Election result that is more or less a foregone conclusion, and local councillors who represent a narrow section of local people.

Perhaps we need a multi constituency, multi member system of proportional representation so Manchester can have more Conservatives, and more importantly to me, Sussex could have some socialists?

James Hobson

Hawthorn Close

Chichester