Boundary Commission

September 13, 2011 by staff 

Boundary CommissionBoundary Commission, Proposals to change the structure of electoral districts in the east could see the limits to cross county lines, and division of a city.

Ely and Newmarket would come under a constituency MP and north Cambridgeshire are part of Norfolk. Peterborough city can be divided into northern and southern groups, with the Nene River marks the dividing line.

The Boundary Commission is considering a plan to reduce the number of deputies from 650 to 600 by merging districts.

A new take on South Peterborough Whittlesey, Ramsey and Yaxley.

“The winners and losers”

Conservative MP for North East Cambridgeshire, Stephen Barclay, lost in the proposed changes, with parts of his constituency current movement of South Peterborough and moving parts of the border district of Wisbech and Downham Market.

He said: “I am disappointed that fenland has been divided in the way … but the idea has wider policy of reducing the number of deputies, to reduce the cost of the policy are appropriate policies.

“Obviously it’s disappointing on a personal level, but there are always winners and losers in these things.”

It is proposed that is based on a Ely Newmarket district, with the whole area of?? East Cambridgeshire, which almost completely surrounds the city.

The commission said the decision was made because “Newmarket has strong communication links to Ely and the rest of the constituency of proposals.”

Urban living

There are also proposals for a new constituency of St Neots, formed from parts of Huntingdonshire and South Cambridgeshire as Brampton, Swavesey, Papworth and Bassingbourn.

No changes are proposed in the district of Cambridge.

However, a county council in the south of the city has protested that the review of the limits still leaves your room Queen Edith “in limbo” the rest of Cambridge. Liberal Democrat Councillor Geoff Heathcck said he would do “very strong statements” for review.

Mr. Heathcck, who has represented the area since 1993, said his “very urban ward” was being treated as a rural seat of Cambridgeshire.

“We elect city councilors, we are in every sense of the city but isolated in terms of our representation at Westminster. We have absolutely nothing in common with or Eversdens Whittlesford,” he said.

The plans of the electoral boundaries are subject to two years of consultations before its completion in October 2013.

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