There was also a form of consensus that Geography should play apart and there was a general unread agreement that Wales and Scotland could have a lower proportion of electorate per seat than in England in that it is something like
Scotland used to have an even smaller number of electors per electorate Devolution changed that and in the general election of 2005 the Scottish seats were cut from 72 to 59.
The Tories are intent on preforming a similar cull in Wales we expect o lose eight seats in the House of Commons, more than any other nation, or region of England.
However he UK Government has accepted an amendment by a Plaid Cymru MP which means that Ynys Môn will remain a separate constituency from Wales’ mainland.
The BBC report that
Of course Cynics or (maybe realists) will note that the threatened Ynys Môn seat was captured by the Tories in last Decembers General Election and is a three way marginal
|Plaid Cymru||Aled ap Dafydd||10,418||28.5||+1.1|
|Brexit Party||Helen Jenner||2,184||6.0||N/A|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing||+9.8|
However Ynys Môn is a curious seat in that despite since 1951 going from Liberal -Labour- Tory -Plaid- Labour -Tory, it is not since Cledwyn Hughes (Labour) defeated Megan Lloyd George (Liberal) in the 1951 General Election has a sitting MP lost his or her seat. and it only has changed hands when the party holding it has a new candidate.
So the Tories have history on their side in that Virginia Crosbie might well hold on to her seat against the national trend along as she chooses to stand.
I agree that would not only be better served an unique island constituency , but obviously not because it is a Tory seat.
However I can't help feeling that that it is the second reasoning that has had the greatest influence here.
Ynys Môn may not be a "Pocket Borough" in the historical sense but it seems the Tories are keen to keep it as long as it remains in their pocket.
I suppose if I was honest then under the "First Past the Post" system I would prefer Ynys Môn to remain as a constituency , but as I support the Single Transferable Vote (STV) my preference would see it being party of a 3/4/5 seat constituency.