You may be aware that the Boundary Commission has proposed a review of boundaries to ensure that each MP has broadly similar sized constituencies.
The Boundary Commission (who are politically neutral) have suggested that Chester be split into two constituencies ie
- Chester North – Chester North of the River Dee plus, Neston, Little Neston Willaston and Parkgate.
- Chester South – Chester South of the River Dee ie Handbridge Park, Lache , Christleton and Huntington is being merged with most of the current Eddsibury seat. This includes wards such as Farndon, Malpas etc which used to be part of the old Chester city council area. It does include some Cheshire East wards such as Audlem.
It does mean that there would be two Members of Parliament representing Chester and the constituency would be “Cheshire South which includes Westminster Park.
The current consultation closes on 2 August 2021 and after that there will be public hearings in 2022 before the final proposals which are anticipated in Summer 2022.
If you would like to make a representation, you can do so online via the Commission’s website: www.bcereviews.org.uk
There is a web form which you will need to complete. The form only accepts comments up to 10000 characters, so if you write more detailed representation please send in a Word document and send it as an attachment.
It important that residents have their say on the proposed changes and we encourage you to do so.