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2018 Review: Lancashire

In News on June 28, 2016 by dadge Tagged: , , , , , ,

Lancashire 11.46
Blackpool 1.30
Blackburn 1.29
Total 14.06 —-> 14 seats

Now we’re on to the difficult areas. Lancashire is remarkable in that it has 14 seats for its 14 districts but not a single district is the right size for one constituency. So needs must there are lots of places where seats bleed over into neighbouring districts, dividing them or creating orphan wards.

There’s been lots of discussion on the Vote UK message boards, especially about the north of the county, where there needs to be a large rural seat, but the question is: how large? In the end I’ve gone for a seat at the top end of the size range, extending from Lunesdale to the edge of Preston and across to Bowland. I’m not sure this is the best option, but it does allow quite a lot of the seats to respect district boundaries as much as possible. For example, Preston and South Ribble.

I have indulged in a bit of jiggery-pokery though. The south-western districts are too big for three seats, so I’ve hived part of West Lancashire off into the Southport seat, which does of course come under Sefton in Merseyside. I’ve only allowed myself to do this because it’s also useful for keeping the seats the right size in Sefton and Knowsley, and because otherwise Formby would be split between seats.

Lancaster & Morecambe 74361
North Lancashire 72769 – includes Lancaster Uni, and Ingol & Lea in Preston
Wyre & Bispham 75218
Blackpool 72993
Fylde 74008 – includes Poulton
Preston 72286
Blackburn 72816
Rossendale & Darwen 74991
Hyndburn 72486 – includes Wilpshire, Langho and Simonstone
Pendle & Clitheroe 71328 – includes Whalley
Burnley 72117 – includes Brierfield
South Ribble 78387
West Lancashire 78462 – includes Eccleston & Charnock Richard
Chorley 76703
Southport 77465 – includes Tarleton area

Lancashire in 1899