A big change

NIGEL Boddy’s letter (Mail, January 20) recalls some little-known history about the United Kingdom.

However, if Scotland does leave the UK after the coming referendum there will be large consequences for the remaining parts of the UK too.

For a start, the political complexion of the House of Commons will alter radically without Scotland.

The Conservative Party would lose one MP and the Liberal Democrats 11.

But how many Labour MPs does Scotland have?

Arthur Preece,

Spalding Road,

Hartlepool.