West Lancs wards to join Southport for elections
THREE West Lancashire wards will become part of the Southport constituency for general elections, under final proposals by the Boundary Commission.
The commission has presented its proposals to Parliament, but still needs the backing of MPs.
Following two stages of consultations, plans to add Tarleton, North Meols, and Hesketh-withBecconsall to the Southport constituency have been continued.
The three are currently part of the Labour-held West Lancashire.
Southport’s Conservative MP Damien Moore has previously welcomed the prospect of Southport reuniting with its Lancashire roots.
The changes are intended to make a fairer system, with all constituencies having a similar number of voters.
The total number of MPs would drop from 650 to 600, although critics argue the changes could unfairly benefit the Conservatives.
Damien Moore MP