CONTROVERSIAL plans to redraw Parliamentary constituencies in Merseyside were voted down by Liberal Democrat MPs.
The party blocked a government Bill which would have seen electoral ward boundaries changed ahead of the 2015 general election to the likely benefit of the Conservatives.
The unpopular plan would have seen drastic changes in Merseyside, including the creation of a new constituency containing Maghull, parts of Bootle and some of Crosby.
The merging of the Garston and Wavertree seats was floated, as well as the creation of a cross-Mersey constituency taking in parts of Wirral and Halton.
Altogether the changes would have seen the number of Merseyside MPs fall from 11 to 10.
But Lib Dems combined with Labour and smaller parties to delay the implementation of the boundary review.