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Wednesfield to become part of Walsall West for Parliamentary Elections?

Proposals for new Parliamentary constituency boundaries could see Wednesfield North & South becoming part of ‘Walsall West’.

Under new proposals the wards of Wednesfield North & South would move from the Parliamentary constituency of ‘Wolverhampton North East’ to ‘Walsall West’.

The Boundary Commission for England is the independent public body that reviews all Parliamentary constituency boundaries in England.

The Commission has recently published it’s revised proposals on the boundaries of which MPs are responsible for and is consulting on these from 16 October 2012 to 10 December 2012.

What does this mean?

The proposed changes would mean that when when residents in WV11 vote for their MP this person would not be an MP for Wolverhampton North East, but for Walsall West – an area which is set to include Wednesfield North & South, Willenhall North & South, Short Heath, Birchills, Leamore, Bentley & Darlaston North and Pleck.

Wednesfield would still remain part of Wolverhampton City Council, but our local Member of Parliament would be representing 8 constituencies within Walsall and only 2 within Wolverhampton.

Wednesfield North Councillor Phil Bateman has raised fears that following the Parliamentary Boundary review, the District & City boundary reviews are due to take place and this could potentially see Wednesfield North & South migrated into Walsall and out  of Wolverhampton.

Have your say

The Boundary Commission is consulting the public on their views until 10th December 2012.

In order to have your say you will need to fill in an online questionnaire here and state why you are for / against these proposals.

Petitions and the like will not carry the same weight as individual comments, so if you want your MP to continue to represent Wolverhampton and not Walsall, please take the time to fill in the questionnaire.

You can also contact our current MP Emma Reynolds:

Office of Emma Reynolds MP, 492A Stafford Road, Wolverhampton, WV10 6AN

Tel: 01902 397698 or Email: emma.reynolds.mp@parliament.uk.

 

Proposed new Parliamentary Boundaries (Walsall West)

 

Polling Station photo by Flickr user anemoneprojectors used under Creative Commons.

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