2018 Review - Scotland Oct 20, 2017 10:11:36 GMT via mobile
Post by Ayr Unionist on Oct 20, 2017 10:11:36 GMT
Its a good thing that this review will likely be blocked: hopefully next time we do this there'll be sensible rules that means that they don't have to draw some of the monstrosities that are in the revised proposals...
To be fair every ward in the proposed Stirlingshire and Perthshire South constituency voted Conservative in 2017 (including Stirling West), while every ward in the proposed Falkirk and Stirling seat went SNP: representation isn't really the problem here, the problem is logistics between Stirling West and south Perthshire. There is no ideal solution in Stirling versus the existing constituency boundaries: the proposed boundaries is the solution most likely to satisfy a majority of constituents in Stirlingshire and Perthshire South within the constraints of the review however, as there was a significant number of public responses during the public consultation period of the review with people actually demanding the Commission to create this seat... so you're feelings about this seat probably aren't matched by those elsewhere in the area. I would say, here at least, the commission have actually done their job. The same cannot be said for somewhere like Bearsden which is divided into two constituencies for no apparent reason despite a huge backlash by members of the public in that area which the Commission has evidently taken it upon themselves to ignore.