Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Have your say on the New Menai and Ynys Môn County Constituency.

Today the Boundary Commission for Wales publish their 'initial proposals' for public consultation. The changes to the boundaries of the parliamentary constituencies are being made primarily to:
  • reduce the number of parliamentary constituencies in Wales from 40 to 30
  • make sure constituencies have a more equal level of registered electors and are between 95% and 105% of the UK Electoral Quota of 76,641 electors.
The proposals create a new Menai and Ynys Môn County Constituency, although this should be of no surprise, as it had been talked about for some time (see Goodbye Ynys Môn).

You can download the full details of the initial proposals from the Boundary Commission Website. The consultation runs until 4 April 2012, should you wish to give your views in person you could attend a public hearing held at Menai Room, Celtic Royal Hotel, Caernarfon on 7-8 March 2012 (see Boundary Commission website for more information).

See Also: BBC News


kp said...

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The Red Flag said...

Much as people would probably prefer Anglesey to remain a seperate constituency, the reality is that for the sake of 'fairness', constituencies have got to be shifted so that their size is more equal.

Like it or lump it, that means being joined with an adjoining piece of the mainland.