This petition was submitted during the 2015–2017 Conservative government

Rejected petition Make gerrymandering illegal, it prevents true democracy.

On occasion there may be good reason to shift constituency boundaries. To do so with the express purpose of preventing the party in power being voted out democratically should be illegal as it prevents democracy working fairly and should be neither legal nor acceptable as a political strategy.

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