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2018 Review – West Midlands v2.0

In Birmingham,boundary changes,boundary commission,Coventry,Dudley,News,redistricting,Sandwell,Stoke,Walsall,Warwickshire,West Midlands,West Midlands county,Wolverhampton on October 23, 2017 by dadge

The Commission has published its revised recommendations, and there are many improvements. Warwickshire will now have the sensible arrangement of seats that had been obvious to everyone except the Commission. And they have accepted my proposals for Stoke and Newcastle, which is nice.

The map of Birmingham and the Black Country is looking a bit better, but there are still the following (main) problems:

  1. Pleck removed from Walsall*
  2. Oscott ward in a Walsall seat*
  3. Handsworth Wood in a Sandwell seat
  4. Handsworth split between seats
  5. Oddly shaped Erdington seat going up to the Scott Arms*
  6. Smethwick split between three constituencies*
  7. East Smethwick in a Birmingham seat*
  8. Nechells in a sinuous Yardley seat*
  9. Yardley split between seats
  10. Rubery in a Birmingham seat
  11. Netherton in the Halesowen & Rowley Regis seat*
  12. Dudley town split between seats*
  13. East Dudley town in a Sandwell seat*
  14. Friar Park ward not in the Wednesbury seat*
  15. Greets Green in the Tipton seat*

My counter-proposal (interactive map) solves 11 of those 15 problems (shown by stars), but creates five new ones:

  1. Perry Barr in a Sandwell seat
  2. Yew Tree in a Walsall seat
  3. Castle Vale in the Hodge Hill seat
  4. Bearwood and part of Oldbury in a Birmingham seat
  5. Rowley Regis split between seats

But I think that reducing the overall number of problems from 15 to 9 is quite good going. Also, I’d say we go from having eight bad constituencies (out of 20) to just one (can you guess which one?!) so I think that’s definitely an improvement. Excluding the seats in Wolverhampton and Sutton (which have general support), my proposed seats are:

  1. Aldridge, Brownhills & Bloxwich 76572
    18. Walsall 73255
    14. Sandwell Valley 76523
    4. Erdington 73557*
    6. Hodge Hill 77643* (includes Castle Vale DLC DLG DLH)
    3. Birmingham Central* 77926
    9. Small Heath 77267* (includes Bordesley Green CTH CTI CTJ CTK)
    5. Hall Green 72658*
    7. Kings Norton 71831* (includes Swanshurst Park DEG)
    8. Northfield 75118
    11. Edgbaston & Warley South 76863
    19. Warley North 71590
    20. Wednesbury, Tipton & Darlaston 72803
    10. Dudley 78270*
    16. Stourbridge 72591* (includes Brockmoor J05 J06 J07)
    12. Halesowen & Cradley Heath 78132

The stars indicate seats that include parts of split wards. (I have 4 split wards compared to the Commission’s 3.) Seats in bold include wards from two boroughs. (I have 8 compared with the Commission’s 9. Not a big difference there, but this counter-proposal doesn’t make wholesale changes. In an ideal world we’d be looking at something like my original plan, which only had 3 cross-border seats.)

Map of seats listed above:

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If you prefer all or part of this plan to the Commission’s proposals, email them by 11/12/17 at information@boundarycommissionengland.gov.uk

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Warwickshire counterproposal

In redistricting,Warwickshire,West Midlands on September 24, 2011 by dadge

Arley and Whitacre 4,169
Atherstone Central 3,013
Atherstone North 2,738
Atherstone South and Mancetter 2,929
Baddesley and Grendon 3,112
Coleshill North 2,582
Coleshill South 2,743
Curdworth 2,754
Dordon 2,498
Fillongley 2,789
Hartshill 2,987
Hurley and Wood End 3,071
Kingsbury 3,048
Newton Regis and Warton 2,828
Polesworth East 2,694
Polesworth West 2,803
Water Orton 2,869
Bede 5,114
Exhall 5,982
Heath 5,611
Poplar 5,920
Slough 5,446
NORTH WARWICKSHIRE 77,700

Abbey 5,730
Arbury 5,177
Attleborough 5,724
Bar Pool 5,491
Bulkington 5,135
Camp Hill 5,178
Galley Common 6,135
Kingswood 5,021
St Nicolas 5,659
Weddington 5,889
Wem Brook 5,288
Whitestone 5,840
Earl Craven and Wolston 4,709
Fosse 3,012
Wolvey 1,532
NUNEATON 75,520

Admirals 5,226
Avon and Swift 2,194
Benn 4,296
Bilton 4,104
Brownsover North 4,584
Brownsover South 3,003
Caldecott 4,090
Dunchurch and Knightlow 4,914
Eastlands 4,557
Hillmorton 4,192
Lawford and King’s Newnham 2,731
Leam Valley 1,538
New Bilton 4,987
Newbold 4,440
Overslade 4,241
Paddox 2,834
Ryton-on-Dunsmore 1,420
Fenny Compton 1,886
Southam 4,955
Stockton and Napton 1,893
Long Itchington 1,873
RUGBY 73,958

Alcester 4,820
Aston Cantlow 1,499
Bardon 1,766
Bidford and Salford 5,393
Brailes 1,750
Burton Dassett 1,816
Ettington 1,851
Harbury 3,675
Kineton 3,255
Kinwarton 1,703
Long Compton 1,762
Quinton 1,932
Sambourne 1,429
Shipston 4,041
Stratford Alveston 5,708
Stratford Avenue and New Town 5,855
Stratford Guild and Hathaway 5,732
Stratford Mount Pleasant 3,338
Studley 4,631
Tredington 1,910
Vale of the Red Horse 1,884
Welford 1,703
Wellesbourne 5,563
STRATFORD ON AVON 73,016

Abbey 5,811
Lapworth 2,337
Leek Wootton 1,975
Park Hill 6,388
St John’s 5,827
Stoneleigh 2,529
Tanworth 3,129
Henley 3,561
Claverdon 1,814
Knowle 8,412
Dorridge and Hockley Heath 8,823
Meriden 9,499
Blythe 10,239
Bickenhill (south) 3,000

MID WARWICKSHIRE 73,344

Bishop’s Tachbrook 1,925
Brunswick 5,616
Budbrooke 4,644
Clarendon 3,915
Crown 3,580
Cubbington 4,443
Manor 6,243
Milverton 6,421
Radford Semele 1,876
Warwick North 6,084
Warwick South 7,334
Warwick West 7,495
Whitnash 6,218
Willes 6,803
Snitterfield 1,760
WARWICK & LEAMINGTON 74,357

The Commission’s proposals are here. Map. Send your comments to the Commission here.