Paul Nathanail has sent this to us by email:- I have today made the following response to the Boundary Commission for England consultation on proposed changes to the Parliamentary constituency boundaries:
Initial proposal: Broxtowe and Hucknall
Further to the consultation and based on the map data at https://www.bce2018.org.uk/node/6483?postcode=NG93FH I am writing to suggest an alternative boundary to the amended constituency of Broxtowe.
The initial proposal is unsatisfactory as it divides the Borough Council area in half and the two resulting constituencies are merged with part of the unitary authority of Nottingham City Council.
This would mean that my MP would represent constituents whose local government is provided by Nottinghamshire County Council/ Broxtowe Borough Council or Nottingham City Council. This would result in the MP having three sets of councillors to liaise with on local matters which is clearly not an effective use of the MP’s time and would weaken the effectiveness of local matters being considered in Westminster.
Working within the 71,000 to 78,000 limits I would like to make the following proposal for the enlarged Broxtowe constituency:
Retain the entire constituency (electorate of 69,699) and add the wards of Eastwood Hilltop (3857) and Eastwood St Mary’s (3261) to give a total of 76,817.
Were the information on your website available in GIS format (e.g. .SHP) files I would have made an effort to resolve the knock-on effects of the above suggestion on the adjacent constituencies but a qualitative evaluation suggests that the above suggestion can be accommodated.
If I can be of any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact me.”
The consultation is available at https://www.bce2018.org.uk/node/6483?postcode=NG93FH
There is a short video explaining the reasons for the changes and the process itself at:
When proposed changes to the county council boundaries were being consulted upon, I recall that a reason local objections to the changes were not listened to was because no alternatives had been suggested – don’t just tell us what you don’t like, tell us what you WOULD like instead was the message.
So if anyone else would like to use the above text as the basis for their responses please feel free to do so.
And if anyone manages to get to one of the Public Hearings in the East Midlands perhaps they could post a summary of the event here. The meetings are:
Venue details are at the bottom of the page here: