Last week, the Boundary Commission published their revised proposals for the Parliamentary Constituency Boundary’s and retain their initial proposals for Southport. These proposals are subject to a further 8-week consultation (17th October until 11th December) and once finalised they will be subject to a vote in the House.
The decision by the Boundary Commission not to change their initial proposals is largely supported, including by the Conservative, Liberal Democrat, and Labour parties, and members of the public.
The Commission propose to enlarge Southport constituency by including the neighbouring wards of North Meols, Tarleton, and Hesketh and Beccensall, which currently reside in the South Ribble constituency.
Following the publication of the revised proposals Damien Moore MP said:
“Along with my constituents who responded to this consultation, I am pleased that the Boundary Commission have taken on board the wishes of the people in my area who are set to benefit from the revised proposals.”
“I am encouraged that these recommendations look more towards our natural neighbours in Lancashire, in the formation of the new constituency.”
“I am hopeful that the proposal as published will be successful, and will support it at every opportunity.”