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In Lancashire, North West, redistricting on October 11, 2011 by dadge

As you may have already worked out from my Mid Lancs counterproposal, I’ve taken Preston’s Fishwick ward out of Ribble Valley that for some reason the Commission dropped in there, and I’ve also taken the Ribble Valley wards out of Lancaster and given them to… Pendle. That leaves 5 districts: Preston, Fylde, Wyre, Blackpool, and Lancaster, with 6 seats between them.

I test ran Rick Seymour’s new SeatMaker* tool to play around with the wards in this area, which was good fun and helped a lot.

Putting Fishwick back into Preston means pushing Ingol ward out of the other side, which makes the Fylde seat too big, so Poulton goes to Lancaster, which requires a rejigging of the Fylde seat border. The dividing line between Blackpool South and North isn’t very satisfactory but it can only be improved by some ward-splitting.

The final matter to decide is whether to have a Lancaster-Morecambe seat (map 1) or a Morecambe & Lunesdale seat as now (map 2). The thing I don’t like about the first option (which I call the Eddisbury of the North) is that it’s a huge rural area with no centre and an unrelated urban area tacked on one side. So I go with Lancaster and Poulton.

*That’s my name for it, not his. 🙂

BLACKPOOL NORTH 77,073
Anchorsholme 5,356
Bispham 5,199
Greenlands 5,457
Ingthorpe 5,277
Norbreck 5,221
Park 5,356
Bourne 5,125
Cleveleys Park 4,800
Jubilee 3,201
Mount 2,971
Norcross 2,932
Park 3,162
Pharos 3,893
Rossall 4,739
Staina 4,910
Victoria 4,874
Warren 4,600
   
BLACKPOOL SOUTH 80,402
Bloomfield 5,402
Brunswick 5,190
Claremont 5,688
Clifton 5,281
Hawes Side 5,516
Highfield 5,212
Layton 5,379
Marton 5,468
Squires Gate 5,189
Stanley 5,483
Talbot 5,352
Tyldesley 5,322
Victoria 5,265
Warbreck 5,254
Waterloo 5,401
   
FYLDE 78,633
Ansdell 3,594
Ashton 3,735
Central 3,516
Clifton 3,400
Fairhaven 3,584
Freckleton East 2,560
Freckleton West 2,330
Heyhouses 3,676
Kilnhouse 3,386
Kirkham North 3,231
Kirkham South 2,166
Medlar-with-Wesham 2,741
Newton and Treales 2,589
Park 4,284
Ribby-with-Wrea 1,188
St Johns 3,525
St Leonards 3,494
Staining and Weeton 2,369
Warton and Westby 3,934
Lea 4,756
Ingol 5,500
Preston Rural East 3,658
Preston Rural North 5,417
   
LANCASTER 79,192
Bulk 4,993
Castle 5,394
Duke’s 2,286
Ellel 5,249
John O’Gaunt 5,808
Scotforth East 3,471
Scotforth West 5,196
University 3,842
Brock 1,934
Cabus 1,316
Calder 1,672
Catterall 2,033
Garstang 4,012
Great Eccleston 2,903
Hambleton and Stalmine-with-Staynall 3,460
Pilling 1,766
Preesall 4,666
Wyresdale 1,618
Breck 2,743
Hardhorn 2,927
High Cross 2,931
Tithebarn 3,199
Carleton 3,327
Elswick and Little Eccleston 1,282
Singleton and Greenhalgh 1,164
   
MORECAMBE & LUNESDALE 72,905
Bare 3,457
Bolton-le-Sands 3,503
Carnforth 3,556
Halton-with-Aughton 1,892
Harbour 4,742
Heysham Central 3,621
Heysham North 3,719
Heysham South 5,525
Kellet 1,748
Lower Lune Valley 3,651
Overton 1,973
Poulton 5,471
Silverdale 1,776
Skerton East 5,096
Skerton West 4,813
Slyne-with-Hest 3,553
Torrisholme 5,762
Upper Lune Valley 1,988
Warton 1,950
Westgate 5,109
   
PRESTON 77,763
Ashton 3,224
Brookfield 5,348
Cadley 3,730
College 2,796
Deepdale 3,839
Garrison 5,555
Greyfriars 5,276
Larches 5,499
Moor Park 3,499
Ribbleton 5,546
Riversway 4,169
St George’s 3,120
St Matthew’s 4,757
Sharoe Green 5,083
Town Centre 5,196
Tulketh 5,041
University 2,555
Fishwick 3,530
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