2018 Review — North West England Mar 8, 2016 17:12:16 GMT
Post by gwynthegriff on Mar 8, 2016 17:12:16 GMT
In Rochdale, the two existing seats are both within quota and can stay as they are.
Tameside and Stockport runs into the same problem as last time, which is the ward sizes in Stockport which force a split ward (probably Stepping Hill). In addition you have to split a ward in Tameside unless you add Oldham into the mix, which can be justified on minimum change criteria for Ashton-under-Lyne. It looks like my Oldham/Stockport/Tameside proposal from last time still works.
In Wigan, 25 wards for three seats won't go without a split ward. The obvious change is to move Atherton into the Leigh constituency and split Golborne and Lowton West, with Golborne transferring to Makerfield, although the numbers would be pretty tight. Wigan can be left unchanged.
Six seats for Cheshire East and Trafford doesn't work without a split ward, so I've added the Manchester/Salford/Bury/Bolton group into the mix to produce this surprisingly sane arrangement:
BOLTON WEST (77948). The current seat plus Hulton and Rumworth wards.
BOLTON NORTH EAST (72603). The current seat plus Great Lever ward.
BURY (71594). The current Bury North plus Unsworth ward.
RADCLIFFE AND FARNWORTH (77546). Essentially a merger of Bury South with the rump of Bolton South East.
WORSLEY AND ECCLES SOUTH (72316). Unchanged.
SALFORD AND ECCLES (74161). Unchanged.
BLACKLEY, BROUGHTON AND PRESTWICH (74570). Yes, it's tri-borough, but this is a coherent seat on the ground. Suddenly it becomes clear why Ivan Lewis is interested in the Mayor of Greater Manchester job - his seat is under threat of abolition.
MANCHESTER CENTRAL (76181). Gains Charlestown and Harpurhey, loses Hulme, Ardwick and Moss Side.
MANCHESTER GORTON (74507). Gains those three wards from Manchester Central, loses Levenshulme, Fallowfield and Whalley Range to Manchester Withington.
MANCHESTER WITHINGTON (75270). Gains those three wards from Manchester Gordon, loses Chorlton to Stretford and Urmston and the two Didsbury wards to Manchester Wythenshawe.
MANCHESTER WYTHENSHAWE (74315). Gains the Didsbury wards from Manchester Withington, loses the Sale wards to Altrincham and Sale.
STRETFORD AND URMSTON (71721). Gains Chorlton from Manchester Withington, loses Bucklow-St Martins to Altrincham and Sale.
ALTRINCHAM AND SALE (77226). Unites all of Sale within one constituency.
TATTON (71441). The cross-border seat. Includes Bowdon and Hale from Altrincham and Sale and gains Prestbury from Macclesfield.
MACCLESFIELD (73677). Expands slightly into Congleton.
CONGLETON (73641). Gains some rural territory from Eddisbury. Not a nice shape but the alternative is splitting Crewe.
CREWE AND NANTWICH (73435). Also gains some rural territory from Eddisbury.
But that puts me in Congleton!