Parliamentary Boundary Changes

Councillor Steve Carr writes: The break up of the Borough of Broxtowe is one step nearer as the Boundary Commission announces its proposals for Parliamentary Constituencies. The south of Broxtowe is spilt and long term communities seem to count for nothing.

Bramcote and Stapleford have moved into the new Broxtowe and Hucknall constituency, whilst Beeston, Attenborough, Chilwell and Toton move into the new Nottingham South and Beeston.

If this goes through, Bramcote ward will have 3 Borough Councillors, two different MPs and two different County Councillors (Bramcote & Beeston North plus Stapleford and Central Broxtowe).

You can pass on your feedback to the Electoral Commission on the link below.

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6 Responses to Parliamentary Boundary Changes

  1. I fully agree with the comments of Councilor Carr.

    It’s crazy what is being allowed to happen.

    I personally think Broxtowe Borough Council do a great job, we should get rid of the City Council and divide their areas up amongst the County Councils around the area.

    It is so important we retain our local Councils and Councillors and have local people who can represent us. People who live in the areas they represent looking out firstly for the needs of the areas they represent. I just don’t think the same amount of service and support will be available with what’s sadly happening in front of us.

    Please do respond to the so called consultation and make your feelings heard. Will they listen though is another thing.

    • Joan Wade says:

      There appears to be a great deal of confusion here. This is not anything to do with the City Council or Broxtowe Borough Council. This is a national proposal on constituencies for electing our MPs

  2. Joan Wade says:

    Here is a link to a video that will also help explain things to you if you do not wish to go through all the detailed text.

    • Mike Johnson says:

      Thank you Joan we should all click on this link to the video. The members of the Electoral Commission are independent of Parliament. The number of MP’s are to be reduced so that Parliament will cost less to run. To be democratic then all votes should have approximately the same value or another way round each Member of Parliament should represent approximately the same number of people within their constituency.

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