Parliamentary Boundary Review 2018

Parliamentary Boundary Review 2018

On 28 February 2017, the Boundary Commission for England published all the representations on initial proposals for new constituency boundaries. They received nearly 20,000 responses across the country.

The boundary commission intend to publish the revised proposals for new constituency boundaries on Tuesday 17 October 2017. They will consult on those proposals for eight weeks, until 11 December 2017. This will be the last consultation during this review of constituencies, and the last chance to contribute your views to the Commission on the best pattern of constituencies to recommend to Parliament when they conclude the review next year, as they are statutorily obliged to do.

The revised proposals can be found here- https://www.bce2018.org.uk/node/6487?postcode=FY89TB

All representations have been published here www.bce2018.org.uk  where you can search by a number of different options, such as name, reference number, existing constituency or type of respondent, as well as using the interactive mapping system to locate comments geographically.

The Commission would like to encourage you take time to see what others have said about the initial proposals, and add your views to those.

Following the secondary consultation, the Commission will be considering all representations received from both consultations, and will consider whether any revisions are needed. If they decide to revise the proposals, they will consult on the revised boundaries. The commission currently expect any such consultation to happen towards the end of 2017, or in early 2018.

Initial Proposals

On 13 September 2016 the boundary commission published initial proposals to change current boundaries in Fylde. You can find the proposals by clicking on the link below –

http://www.bce2018.org.uk/node/6487?postcode=FY81LW

Paper copies can be viewed at Kirkham Library, Station Road, Kirkham, PR4 2HD

Initial proposals state the following:

On the Fylde, we noted that the electorates of both Blackpool constituencies were very low and that both needed additional wards to increase their electorates to within the electoral quota. We propose that the Blackpool North constituency extend northwards to the mouth of the estuary of the River Lune and include the towns of Fleetwood and Thornton. In the north‑east of the proposed constituency, the River Wyre would form a physical boundary between it and our proposed Fylde constituency. We propose that the Blackpool South constituency be extended both northwards and southwards, with the inclusion of the St. Leonard’s and Kilnhouse wards around Blackpool Airport. We considered that this allowed the town of Lytham St. Anne’s to remain largely undivided in our reconfigured Fylde constituency, which, in order to increase its electorate to achieve the electoral quota, also includes the town of Poulton‑le‑Fylde.