The Boundary Commission for England is reviewing the parliamentary constituencies in England. It is currently consulting on a series of proposed changes, some of which relate to areas local to Broughton.
Below is the relevant extract from their proposals for revised parliamentary constituencies, which they intend to make part of their 2023 review. Recent changes to the law make it very likely that Boundary Commission recommendations from this review will be implemented, so they are encouraging people to participate in the process by submitting their views through the Boundary Commission website.42
"Our proposed Preston constituency still contains the majority of the city of Preston. However, our proposals for the Lancaster constituency result in the existing Wyre and Preston North constituency being entirely reconfigured. Our proposed Preston constituency includes the Garrison, Sharoe Green, Greyfriars, and Cadley wards, thereby including the wards that comprise the area of Fulwood in our proposed Preston constituency. This results in the proposed constituency being more geographically compact and urban in nature. The entirety of the city of Preston cannot be contained within one constituency, as its electorate is well above the electorate range, an issue that has been exacerbated by changes to local government wards in this area.Further changes are required to bring the constituency within the permitted range, so we propose the inclusion of the two City of Preston wards of Fishwick & Frenchwood, and Ribbleton within the Ribble Valley constituency, which has been significantly reconfigured. We also propose including the Preston Rural North, and Preston Rural East wards from the City of Preston. This arrangement means that most of the town of Bamber Bridge is no longer included within a constituency centred on the Ribble Valley."43
"Our proposed Ribble Valley constituency includes all except three wards from the Ribble Valley borough. These are the East Whalley, Read & Simonstone, Whalley & Painter Wood, and the Billington & Langho wards. These three wards are included in our proposed Hyndburn constituency. This is largely the same arrangement as the existing constituency. The constituency continues to contain all wards from the Borough of Hyndburn, but will now align with the borough’s southern boundary. No part of it will now extend into the Borough of Rossendale. As Hyndburn itself does not contain enough electors to form a constituency that can be coterminous with its authority of the same name, we propose the inclusion of the three wards mentioned previously from the Borough of Ribble Valley in order to bring the constituency within the electorate range."
To share your views on the above, visit: https://www.bcereviews.org.uk/
- Put your postcode into the box on the site.
- Click on the 'make a comment button', then click on the Ribble Valley Constituency on the map.
- A form comes up you can then enter your comment on.
The consultation is currently open until Tuesday 2nd August 2021.