Changes proposed to constituency boundaries in the region

The Boundary Commission for Engand have proposed changes to the constituency boundaries in the region.

The Boundary Commission for England is an independent and impartial non-departmental public body which is responsible for reviewing Parliamentary constituency boundaries in England.

Under rules laid down by parliament the number of constituencies must reduce from 533 to 502 and each constituency must have between 72,810 and 80,473 although there are two exceptions.

Under new rules the Yorkshire and the Humber region has been allocated 50 constituencies – a reduction of 4 from the current arrangement.

Five of the 54 existing constituencies remain unchanged.

North and West Yorkshire will reduce from 30 to 28 constituencies

There is a proposed large geographically constituency called Skipton and Ripon that contains the whole of Craven District, nine wards of the Borough of Harrogate, including the town of Ripon, and six wards of the District of Richmondshire.

Skipton and Ripon CC    77,337
Aire Valley with Lothersdale    Craven    2,940
Barden Fell    Craven    1,338
Bentham    Craven    3,004
Cowling    Craven    1,833
Embsay-with-Eastby    Craven    1,515
Gargrave and Malhamdale    Craven    2,538
Glusburn    Craven    3,168
Grassington    Craven    1,358
Hellifield and Long Preston    Craven    1,823
Ingleton and Clapham    Craven    3,180
Penyghent    Craven    1,468
Settle and Ribblebanks    Craven    2,958
Skipton East    Craven    2,797
Skipton North    Craven    2,814
Skipton South    Craven    2,779
Skipton West    Craven    2,919
Sutton-in-Craven    Craven    2,921
Upper Wharfedale    Craven    1,587
West Craven    Craven    1,612
Bishop Monkton    Harrogate    2,219
Kirkby Malzeard    Harrogate    2,448
Mashamshire    Harrogate    1,918
Newby    Harrogate    2,455
Pateley Bridge    Harrogate    2,031
Ripon Minster    Harrogate    3,901
Ripon Moorside    Harrogate    3,887
Ripon Spa    Harrogate    4,276
Wathvale    Harrogate    2,323
Addlebrough    Richmondshire    1,093
Bolton Castle    Richmondshire    1,067
Hawes and High Abbotside    Richmondshire    1,066
Leyburn    Richmondshire    2,099
Middleham    Richmondshire    1,024
Penhill    Richmondshire    978

 

The proposed Harrogate and Knaresborough constituency is considerably larger than the existing constituency of that name. It contains 21 wards of the Borough of Harrogate, including three wards (Marston Moor, Ouseburn, and Ribston) from the existing Selby and Ainsty constituency.

Harrogate and Knaresborough CC    79,817
Bilton    Harrogate    4,319
Boroughbridge    Harrogate    2,400
Claro    Harrogate    2,529
Granby    Harrogate    4,508
Harlow Moor    Harrogate    4,065
High Harrogate    Harrogate    4,196
Hookstone    Harrogate    4,453
Knaresborough East    Harrogate    3,950
Knaresborough King James    Harrogate    4,036
Knaresborough Scriven Park    Harrogate    4,186
Low Harrogate    Harrogate    4,011
Marston Moor    Harrogate    2,270
New Park    Harrogate    4,004
Ouseburn    Harrogate    2,475
Pannal    Harrogate    4,361
Ribston    Harrogate    2,404
Rossett    Harrogate    4,823
Saltergate    Harrogate    4,115
Starbeck    Harrogate    4,425
Stray    Harrogate    4,220
Woodfield    Harrogate    4,067

 

Further proposals are for a largely rural Leeds North West and Nidderdale constituency that crosses the county boundary and contains four wards of the City of Leeds and five wards of the Borough of Harrogate

Leeds North West and Nidderdale CC    79,439
Killinghall    Harrogate    2,376
Lower Nidderdale    Harrogate    2,402
Nidd Valley    Harrogate    2,140
Spofforth with Lower Wharfedale    Harrogate    2,504
Washburn    Harrogate    2,546
Adel and Wharfedale    Leeds 15,863
Alwoodley    Leeds 17,471
Moortown    Leeds 17,105
Roundhay    Leeds 17,032
Yorkshire and the Humber
Initial proposals
Electorate
Bishop Monkton    Harrogate    2,219
Kirkby Malzeard    Harrogate    2,448
Mashamshire    Harrogate    1,918
Newby    Harrogate    2,455
Pateley Bridge    Harrogate    2,031
Ripon Minster    Harrogate    3,901
Ripon Moorside    Harrogate    3,887
Ripon Spa    Harrogate    4,276
Wathvale    Harrogate    2,323
Addlebrough    Richmondshire    1,093
Bolton Castle    Richmondshire    1,067
Hawes and High Abbotside    Richmondshire    1,066
Leyburn    Richmondshire    2,099
Middleham    Richmondshire    1,024
Penhill    Richmondshire    978

 

The consultation is for a 12-week period, from 13 September 2011 to 5 December 2011

yorkshumber@bcommengland.x.gsi. gov.uk

www.consultation.boundarycommissionforengland.independent.gov.uk

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