Rick Seymour

Preston Constituency

Here I describe the rational for roughly maintaining the 2010 boundary of Preston constituency as part of the Boundary Commission’s consultation into the 1st draft of the boundary review following the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 2011.

The 1st draft put forward by the Boundary Commission sees Preston gaining Sharoe Green & Greyfriars wards and loosing Fishwick wards (Lea ward is already included in the Fylde boundary).

Both of these solutions “add up” but I propose moving Sharoe Green and Greyfriars northward to prevent a knock-on effect to Lancaster as the proposed changes would mean the urbanised areas of Lancaster would vote with the more rural wards of Pressall & Ribchester.

Whilst obviously that Sharoe Green & Greyfriars geographically are obviously more suited to Preston, the electorate totals just do not add up for the neighbouring constituencies, and given that these wards generally vote Conservative and that Fishwick & Lea return different councillors that this balance in electorate would be more favourable.

Inclusion of wards to the Preston “core” wards:-

  • Lea & Fishwick = 77660
  • Sharoe Green & Greyfriars = 79733

Ward list

Ashton
Brookfield
Cadley
College
Deepdale
Fishwick
Garrison
Ingol
Larches
Lea
Moor Park
Ribbleton
Riversway
St George’s
St Matthew’s
Town Centre
Tulketh
University

Total number of electors = 77660

 Boundaries created with my Boundary Mapping Tool

Map: Crown Copyright Ordnance Survey. Content: Creative Commons BY-ND

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