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Consultation week 8

In boundary changes,Humberside,Leeds,News,Yorks/Humber on October 31, 2011 by dadge

Hearings are under way today in Northampton, Crawley, Wandsworth and Colchester. I can’t see the Crawley one being very interesting, but there are still plenty of issues to discuss in London and Essex, and the main issue in Northamptonshire is which bit of the county to combine with a part of Leicestershire: Daventry, Corby or the east.

Here in Birmingham I’m looking forward to Thursday, when the West Midlands boundaries circus gets under way. A small hint of what’s in store from the Labour Party in this article from the Great Barr Observer:


Last night BBC Radio 4’s “The Westminster Hour” featured the boundary review. Mandy Baker went to the hearing in Leeds and produced a very interesting report about the politics of the Review. Some quotes:

Roger Pratt (Conservative strategist): “[Three seats in West Yorkshire] are some of the strangest constituencies I have seen from the Boundary Commission.”

Fabian Hamilton MP (Labour, Leeds NE): “The consensus has gone and I think that’s tragic.”

Greg Mulholland MP (LibDem, Leeds NW): “If the Boundary Commission are given daft rules you’re going to end up with some daft seats.”

Labour’s Greg Cook offered no counter-proposals because even though the Yorkshire proposals are plainly ridiculous, he thinks they will deliver Labour an extra MP. (The Tory party’s position vis-a-vis Nottinghamshire was essentially the same.) Hopefully, come the next election, local people will punish the main parties for this attitude.

(Notice that if the Commission are persuaded to restore the Elmet & Rothwell seat, which is one of the easiest changes they could make, the extra Labour seat that Greg is dreaming of will go up in a puff of smoke.)

Interesting to hear Greg Mulholland attacking his coalition partners for framing the law to give themselves a political advantage, and Fabian Hamilton attacking his own party for its short-sightedness.


A bit further east, a surprising report from Hedon, where the town council has decided not to get involved in the boundary consultation, despite the Commission’s intention to move the town into Hull East. Apparently the council decided the matter was “too political” to be involved in. Idiots.




In Humberside,redistricting,Yorks/Humber on October 19, 2011 by dadge

Humberside is entitled to 9 seats.

In East Yorkshire, my plan is less radical than the Commission’s: I keep Hedon in a Beverley & Holderness seat, for example. Hull is combined with the old Haltemprice town council area. Goole is a very rural seat and includes all of Axholme. 

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“South Humberside” is really north Lincolnshire, and one day it’d be nice if the area was moved back into the East Midlands region. That would make constituency-building a lot easier.

In my plan, instead of splitting Cleethorpes, I’ve split Grimsby. This is partly to avoid splitting a ward – if you split a ward you can create seats more like the current ones.

Bridlington North 11677
Bridlington Central and Old Town 8549
Bridlington South 11381
East Wolds and Coastal 11797
Driffield and Rural 12045
Wolds Weighton 12166
Pocklington Provincial 12820
South East Holderness 11869
Mid Holderness 11339
South West Holderness 11634
North Holderness 8350
Beverley Rural 11441
St Mary’s 12853
Minster and Woodmansey 12289
Willerby and Kirk Ella 11019
Hessle 11651
Pickering 8990
Tranby 7768
Newington 7686
Boothferry 9594
Derringham 8988
Avenue 9163
St Andrew’s 4873
Marfleet 9150
Longhill 8679
Ings 9399
Holderness 10173
Drypool 9429
Southcoates West 5966
Southcoates East 5708
Myton 9450
Newland 6602
Bransholme West 6023
Kings Park 7306
Beverley 6807
University 6851
Orchard Park and Greenwood 9137
Bricknell 6567
Cottingham North 7316
Cottingham South 7338
Bransholme East 6763
Sutton 9646
GOOLE 77823
Dale 13605
South Hunsley 7903
Howdenshire 11985
Howden 3930
Goole North 7867
Goole South 6861
Snaith, Airmyn, Rawcliffe and Marshland 7903
Axholme North 6448
Axholme Central 5610
Axholme South 5711
Burringham and Gunness 3042
Ridge 10253
Bottesford 9111
Brumby 8122
Crosby and Park 8310
Frodingham 5641
Town 5132
Kingsway with Lincoln Gardens 8328
Ashby 8592
Burton upon Stather and Winterton 8870
Park 8960
Scartho 8081
Heneage 8255
Waltham 5650
Humberston and New Waltham 8711
Haverstoe 8140
Croft Baker 8653
Sidney Sussex 8338
South 8394
Brigg and Wolds 9132
Barton 8252
Ferry 8766
Immingham 8577
Wolds 5808
Freshney 7479
Yarborough 8456
West Marsh 4940
East Marsh 7364
Broughton and Appleby 5290


Email the Commission with your views.

Humberside in 1955