Knowsley residents have a final opportunity to comment on a review of Parliamentary constituencies.
The review by the independent Boundary Commission for England will reduce the number of MPs in the UK from 650 to 600 and make each constituency roughly the same size.
The Commission’s revised proposals do not recommend any changes which would affect residents in Knowsley.
That means the constituencies of Knowsley, Garston and Halewood, and St Helens South and Whiston would remain as they are now.
These proposals are not yet final and will now be subject to an eight-week consultation period. Comments submitted during this period will inform the Commission’s final recommendations to the Government.
The Leader of Knowsley Council, Cllr Andy Moorhead, said:
“I’m pleased that the Boundary Commission is not at this stage proposing to make any changes which would negatively affect residents in Knowsley.
“By recommending that our three local Parliamentary constituencies remain unchanged, the proposals protect longstanding community links in Knowsley and make sure that all residents continue to receive effective representation in Parliament.
“We agreed to support these proposals at a full meeting of the Council in October 2016 and will do so again during this final public consultation.
“It is vital that we do not simply assume these proposals will automatically be adopted. I am therefore encouraging as many people as possible to take part in the Boundary Commission’s consultation to support these proposals for the benefit of Knowsley.”
You can view the proposals on the Boundary Commission’s website. The consultation exercise is open until Monday 11 December 2017.
The Boundary Commission will then present its final recommendations to the Government in September 2018.