The knife-edge by-election could end 82 years of Labour rule on the West Cumbrian coast.
Cutting the number of MPs will also lose independent-minded backbenchers.
Ukip's most successful leader bows out.
Support for independence is higher than at the start of the first Scottish referendum campaign.
Their biggest allies could be disgruntled Tory MPs.
The party's already-fraught path back to Downing Street has grown more treacherous after boundary changes.
The boundary review will place some of the Labour leader's most high-profile opponents at risk.
The Boundary Commission has abolished the Labour leader's seat.
The new parliamentary session is just a week old, and there is already trouble ahead.
Except when it comes to the PLP.
The veteran Labour activist on the release of his new pamphlet, How to Select or Reselect Your MP, which lays out the current Labour party rules for reselecting an MP.
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