I don't think there are any constituencies in the wrong place, but I am reminded of general election night when the TV screen said "Conservative hold South Holland" and one of my colleagues asked where "South Holland" was.
Labour governments are always voted in by empty minds, and voted out by empty pockets
I wonder what people would have made of the former constituency of Liverpool Scotland.
When I first came across this in writing it was as the "Liverpool division of Scotland" (and referring to TP O'Neill's parliamentary career of course) and, unfamiliar with the dated expression, I was genuinely unsure whether this meant there was a neighborhood called Scotland in Liverpool or another town called Liverpool in Scotland, eventually settling on the first as more probable.
Post by Pete Whitehead on Oct 28, 2017 10:19:14 GMT
The old Tamworth county division of Warwickshire used to confuzzle me. Also in that area I was surprised when I discovered that the 1955-74 version of Birmingham Aston was largely a suburban seat (covering much of what is now Erdington)
The Conservatives once came up with a proposal that would have moved both Crewe Hall and Crewe railway station into the Congleton constituency.
Network Rail probably came up with a proposal to put Crewe railway station near Georgemas Junction.
I had to read that several times to get past thinking "Where's Gormenghast Junction?"
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The old Tamworth county division of Warwickshire used to confuzzle me
I didn't know such a thing ever existed, that's genuinely bizarre
The river used to be the boundary between Staffordshire and Warwickshire I think. Most of the old town centre is north of the river but these days something like 80% of the population of the town live south of the river.