RESIDENTS living in the Stratford constituency are being invited to have their say on the final proposals for changes to parliamentary boundaries.
The Boundary Commission for England (BCE) is undertaking a redrawing of all the constituencies in the country and the Stratford constituency is one which could be affected.
The BCE launched the final stage of public consultation on Tuesday November 8 with the opportunity for local people to make comments until the deadline of Monday December 5.
This is the third stage of the consultation being carried out by the BCE, who will then make recommendations to Parliament on re-drawing constituency boundaries in order to rebalance the number of electors represented by each MP.
By law, the commission is required to draw up seats with 69,724 to 77,062 electors and as a result the number of constituencies in the West Midlands will be reduced from 59 to 57.
A new revised map of constituency proposals – which includes feedback sent in by the public on the initial proposals – has been published on the consultation website bcereviews.org.uk
Proposed changes to the Stratford constituency would impact an area in the south-east – mainly the Tysoe villages, which would be moved into the Kenilworth and Southam constituency.
David Dalby, the Returning Officer at Stratford District Council (SDC) said: “The aim of this review is to ensure parliamentary boundaries represent local communities in the best way possible. The Boundary Commission greatly values the views and knowledge of local constituents throughout this process, I therefore strongly encourage residents to have their say.”
Further details of the Parliamentary Boundary Consultation and how to respond are available on the SDC website.