This is a proposal to merge the Lancaster & Fleetwood and Morecambe & Lunesdale constituencies into a Lancaster and Morecambe constituency in response to the 1st draft consultation by the Boundary Commission.
The Boundary Commission proposals will see the Lancaster & Preston North constituency cover a huge area taking in massively disporate communities, with Pressall in the West, to Ribchester in the East and the densely populated Bulk & Hala wards of Lancaster, covering 4 council districts.
My proposals seek to unify and unite these two communities that historically have seen each other as competitors within a small locality, and maintaining two MPs within this space has been counter-productive.
This proposal does require the moving of Carnforth into the same constituency as Milnthorpe which I propose to maintain the Westmorland Constituency.
Electors of Carnforth and Silverdale should ask themselves, which people do they most associate with, those of Morecambe or those of Milnthorpe? And people of Bulk, Castle,Hala & Scotforth, to they more associate themselves with the people of Morecambe & Heysham or those of Ribchester & Goosnargh. And both groups must ask themselves which is the bigger “gap” in terms of values and who they’d want to represent them.
Wards moved North
Slyne with Hest, Bolton-le-Sands, Carnforth, Kellet, Warton, Silverdale.
Total electors = 80278
Boundaries created with my Boundary Mapping Tool
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