Rick Seymour

NESTA quango to be replaced with Trust and Charity

Department for Business Innovation and Skills and hosting a consultation on whether the quango NESTA should be abolished and replaced with a Trust and a Charity to manage government innovation initatives. Question 1: Do you agree that NESTA should have increased independence from Government? NESTA enables the government to fund projects that benefit society. I []

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 []

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. []

Electoral constituency boundary changes & mapping tool

The Boundary Commission for England has begun a consultation into the changes they are planning to constituency boundaries following the enactment of Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011. This instructs the LGBCE to redraw the constituency boundaries to standardise the number of electors per constituency, plus or minus 5% away from the quota of []