Rick Seymour

Barrow in Furness Constituency

Here I describe the extending the boundary of the Barrow-in-Furness constituency northward along the coast as part of the Boundary Commission’s consultation into the 1st draft of the boundary review following the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 2011.

Based on the 2010 boundary for Barrow in Furness (with 2011 population data) gives a constituency population of just 68942, well short of the electoral quota.To the North East of the constituency lays Consiton lake, with a sparse population, therefore to ensure that electoral quota is met the boundary needs to move either North to include Millom or East to include Grange-over-Sands.

I propose to extend the boundary northward to include the populaces of Millom and Broughton-in-Furness which are more closely aligned to Barrow than that of Grange over Sands, in addition this maintains the strong communication links of the A595 & train line and keeps much of the urban centres together.

Ward List

Barrow Island
Bootle
Broughton
Cartmel and Grange West
Central
Dalton North
Dalton South
Haverigg
Hawcoat
Hindpool
Holborn Hill
Holker
Low Furness
Mid Furness
Millom Without
Newbarns
Newtown
Ormsgill
Parkside
Risedale
Roosecote
Ulverston Central
Ulverston East
Ulverston North
Ulverston South
Ulverston Town
Ulverston West
Walney North
Walney South

Total electorate = 80181

Boundaries created with my Boundary Mapping Tool

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

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