East Yorkshire MP David Davis rebels against boundary changes
David Davis was one of four Tory MP rebels who has helped defeat plans to redraw constituency boundaries
The Haltemprice and Howden MP ensured the changes were defeated in the House of Commons yesterday.
Had they gone ahead, Mr Davis would have lost his constituency, with Anlaby, Willerby, Kirk Ella and Swanland being swallowed up by neighbouring West Hull and Hessle.
This means he would have had to go head to head against fellow MP Andrew Percy in a Goole and Cottingham seat.
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MPs voted by 334 to 292 to accept changes made by peers, meaning the planned constituency shake-up will be postponed until 2018 at the earliest.
It was the first time Lib Dem ministers have voted against their Conservative coalition colleagues in the Commons.
Labour and Lib Dem MPs were joined by those of smaller parties - including the SNP, Plaid Cymru, the DUP, the SDLP the Greens and Respect - to defeat the proposals, giving them majority of 42.
Parliament agreed in principle in 2011 to reduce the number of MPs and to redraw the electoral map to make all constituencies roughly the same size in terms of number of voters.
Some believe the proposals, which were backed at the time by both coalition parties, would help the Conservatives win up to 20 extra seats at a future election.