Compromise to be applauded
I CONGRATULATE the Assistant Commissioners and the Boundary Commission for England on reaching a good local compromise for MPs' constituencies.
The revised proposals are vastly better than the initial ones, keeping the historic six towns of Stoke-on-Trent within two Stoke-on-Trent constituencies without splitting them and keeping most of historic Newcastle-under-Lyme within one constituency.
The consultation continues and comments are invited on the revised proposals.
Joan Walley recognises the improvement over the initial proposals, especially in keeping Burslem whole and I very much agree.
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Tristram Hunt says he can't understand the reasoning, but I think this is well described in the Assistant Commissioners' report.
I think the constituencies proposed have as much respect for cultural and historic boundaries as possible. The problem with the Labour party's submission was it wanted to bring areas such as Biddulph and Werrington into Stoke-on-Trent but people living in those areas vehemently don't want that.
And what of Rob Flello? He tweeted on October 16 "#boundaryreview made a complete dog's breakfast of Stoke South". It's not a very constructive comment.
Karen Bradley welcomes the proposals which unite Staffordshire Moorlands as a single constituency and I agree. But as a whole the process has become a bit of a fiasco.
NICKY DAVIS Trentham