Post by minionofmidas on Sept 10, 2018 13:55:32 GMT
Brum seats have always been somewhat bad, and could not be elsewise while wards of that size are the building blocks. Remember the time when some consisted of three mammoth wards, some of four - hardly satisfactory either. (To say nothing of the last completed review's decision to abolish a seat in Brum and not in the Black Country, where constituencies were even smaller on average and have continued to decline, purely to get rid of that issue.) But the final report's attitude can be summed up as "Sure it's a sh!te proposal, but it's too late to try and fix it."
Don't see the point in them renaming "Stoke-on-Trent north" to "Stoke-on-Trent north and Kidsgrove." It's not like Kidsgrove has suddenly been added, it was part of Stoke north from 1983-1997 and has been since 2010 and the residents haven't kicked up that much of a fuss about not being recognised in the constituency title, so why now?