Here I describe the rational for merging Copeland and Workington constituencies as part of the Boundary Commission’s consultation into the 1st draft of the boundary review following the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 2011.
Under proposals put forward by the Boundary Commission would see the both Copeland and Workington constituencies extend inland, including Windermere and Keswick respectfully. Copeland and Windermere would include Lindale on the A590 and High Harrington (next to Workington) which would take 1 hr 30 minutes to drive between, travelling through the Barrow in Furness constituency. It would also mean that the constituency would have a wildly diverse socio-economic makeup, with the needs of the industrial west coast conflicting with the beauty of the Lake District National Park.
Analysis from the Guardian indicates that BOTH Copeland and Workington constituencies will become VERY close marginals, not good for stability of an already uncertain
electorate workforce which approximately 30-40% rely on the Sellafield nuclear site.
|My solution involves the merging of the 3 main population centres and covers the towns of Maryport, Whitehaven, Workington, Egremont, Ravenglass. This would provide the single leadership surrounding the Sellafield site which a significant proportion of the
This Boundary is acceptable to Jamie Reed MP
Other names could be
- Cumbrian Coast Constituency
- West Cumbria Constituency
- Maryport, Whitehaven & Workington Constituency
- Energy Coast Constituency
- Sellafield Constituency
Cleator Moor North
Cleator Moor South
Total Population = 80314
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