Tuesday, 13 September 2011

The Devonwall seat - consultation news

The “Boundary Commission for England” is consulting on their proposed new parliamentary constituencies for Cornwall and England. It will be for a 12-week period, from 13 September 2011 to 5 December 2011.

In their supporting document, they state that they “cannot recommend constituencies that have electorates that are more or less than 5% from the electoral quota (apart from the two covering the Isle of Wight).”

I, on the other hand, believe we have a responsibility to make the case for Cornwall-only constituencies and to continue to show the strength of feeling against the ridiculous proposal for a Devonwall constituency.

Indeed, let’s send them an absolute avalanche of representations which will make central government think again or to encourage MPs to develop backbones and vote against the changes.

Written representations can be via a consultation website, at www.consultation.boundarycommissionforengland.independent.gov.uk. Or emailed to southwest@bcommengland.x.gsi.gov.uk or sent in writing to: Boundary Commission for England, 35 Great Smith Street, London, SW1P 3BQ.

The Commission will also be holding a public hearing in Cornwall which will take place at the Alverton Manor Hotel in Truro on 10th and 11th November. I will blog again when I have more details.

But, in the meantime, lets get writing …


Elaine Ruth White said...

Dick - 'Devon and Demelza', my satire inspired by the Devonwall proposal, premiered at Sterts Theatre, Liskeard on 14 August this year to good audience feedback. 'Devon and Demelza' will be going on tour from Easter 2012.

Elaine Ruth White

CAKE Productions

Adrian said...

Here's my Plymwall counterproposal: http://ukelect.wordpress.com/2011/10/02/cornwall-and-plymouth/