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Crosses and orphans

In redistricting on September 27, 2011 by dadge

A quick data fix…

In the Initial Proposals for England there are:

According to Lewis Baston***, 27 seats that cross a county boundary (He claims there only needs to be 15.)

– According to my quick look through the maps, 83 orphan wards plus 12 small twin orphans**

– 5 seats fostering more than one orphan

– 0 split wards

**That’s where it’s two wards, not one, but they’re only little. Here’s a list of the seats with orphan wards – the numbers are the Commission’s seat numbers:

East Midlands 4 7 20 21* 29* 31 40 42

East 5 7 7* 18 20 25 35 38 40 42* 48*

London 4 29 31 35 38 43 48 59 66

North East 10 21

North West 11 14 21 24 25 26 27 32 35 42* 43 48 64 66 67 68

South East 17* 19 20 21* 24 25 29 32 35 36 37 38 45 56 60 62 68 69 72 79

South West 3 20×2 25×2 30 33 39*x2 40

West Midlands 2 4 18 22 24 27 30 35 36 47×2 48 49*

Yorkshire & Humber 16 24 32 33 34 46

(*=small twins)

I’m starting to get a bit uncomfortable with calling them orphans. Maybe we should invent a term for them. “Orphs” is probably also unacceptable. Tag wards? Tag-ons? Tack-ons? Tackons? Suggestions on a postcard, please.

***Does his article win the longest blog-post title of the month? On the subject of Mr B, I’ve just reseen this from the last Review. It amused me, anyway…

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One Response to “Crosses and orphans”

  1. Don’t laugh, but I hear Stockport may have Hinckley’s MP representing the town, according to a “celeb-buzz” website!

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