Rick Seymour

Lancashire North constituency (Preston North, Garstang & Wyre)

This is a proposal to maintain the Preston North & Wyre constituencies into a Lancashire North constituency in response to the 1st draft consultation by the Boundary Commission. This rural constituency similar to Cumbria North, creates a region that links rural towns and villages such as Pilling, Greate Eccleston, Garstang and Longridge. This natural fit []

Cumbria North (Penrith & Keswick & Wigton) Constituency

This is a proposal to create a rural Cumbria North constituency in response to the 1st draft consultation by the Boundary Commission, comprising the areas of Penrith, Keswick, Wigton. Of all my proposals, this is by far the largest constituency in the North West, in terms of geography not population, however is similar size to []

Lancaster and Morecambe Constituency

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. This boundary takes in the complete urban areas of Lancaster, Morecambe and Heysham and the villages of Middleton and Overton, but excludes Carnforth []

Carlisle Constituency

These are my counter proposals for the Carlisle Constituency to the Boundary Commission’s 1st draft consultation following the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 2011. I propose to extend the constituency southward and westward, following the communication links of Kirkbrampton and Dalston, taking in wards neighbouring the Solway Firth. However to accommodate these wards there is a requirement []

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 []

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 []

Counter proposals to the Boundary Commission redraw of Constituencies

Using my Boundary Mapping tool I have redrawn the boundary lines for the constituencies in Cumbria and Lancashire, following the rules set out in the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 2011. This has been done by moving electoral wards from one constituency to another. My proposals see merging of Workington constituency into Whitehaven and Workington Constituency merging []

NHS Indifference

On the day the Conservative Party conference in Manchester hails that the NHS is safe with the Tories, is by coincidence is the day my 83 year old grand-mother travelled from Preston to Manchester for an eye operation. She got up at 5am, and headed to Manchester for the operation. She arrived, was gowned up []

Westmorland Constituency

Here I describe the rational for retaining the Westmorland & Lonsdale constituency, which is due for deletion, as part of the Boundary Commission’s consultation into the 1st draft of the boundary review following the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 2011. I propose to retain much of the existing Westmorland and Lonsdale Constituency, including Ambleside, Windermere and Kendal, []

Whitehaven and Workington Constituency

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. []

OnShore gas extraction (fracking) in the Lancashire & UK

Oil & Gas department at Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has begun in response to the UK’s dwindling energy reserves the distribution of licences that would enable Gas & Oil companies to mine onshore into depleted coal mines and shale rock to explore for the presence of natural gas. The onshore gas industry []

Mormons on the [Stagecoach] Buses

Today (15:20 ish) I was on the 2A Stagecoach bus from Lancaster to Morecambe, sat upstairs watching the world go by, and I was overhearing a conversation between 3 guys on the back couple of rows of the bus. It was two mormon missionaries talking to a 16 year old on his religious views on []

Just Do It film – Political & Environmental Activism

Just Do It is a film about direct action environmental activism and is filmed through an embedded journalist who chronicles the highs and lows over the course of a year. The film covers G20 protests, interactions with the police and how the decision making process occurs within the groups. But specifically how anyone can become []

Cheap laptop bag from Viking Direct

I’ve just received this Laptop Messenger Bag that I ordered from Viking Direct after seeing an offer on Hot UK Deals.com, normally I don’t tend to buy much stationary but my old laptop bag was fraying a bit. The bag cost £3.60 inc VAT and their FREE Postage deal.Contents include:- Laptop bag (suitable for laptops []

Police use of rubber bullets call by Morecambe MP

I would like to thank Morecambe’s The Visitor for featuring my tweet, following Morecambe & Lunesdale David Morris MP‘s comments encouraging the use of “non-lethal” weaponry by the police. I replied via Twitter with – Would you support @lancspolice when a member of public dies after being shot in face by police bullet [Link to MP’s Parliament []