West Lancs wards to join South­port for elec­tions

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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

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