The boundary commission for England has launched a consultation into the proposed constituency changes across England.

The changes would mean the Salford and Eccles boundary would include Lower Kersal and Lower Broughton.

Swinton would become a part of the Worsley and Eccles south boundary, whereas Walkden would become a part of Bolton South and Walkden, replacing Bolton Southeast.

Under the plans, the number of constituencies in the northwest would decrease from 75 to 73.

The boundary review takes place to ensure the size of a constituency reflects the population size of an area.

Councilor Andrew Walters said:”The Jewish community in Salford are a homogenous group, and the new boundaries will artificially split the community into two.

“This unnatural split will disenfranchise the community, especially those in Salford BC.”

The last boundary review took place in 2010.

One comment read:”This is  gerrymandering from the Tory government. A desperate clammer (sic) for votes. This change is NOT acceptable under any circumstances.”

Labour’s Rebecca Long Bailey MP is the Member of Parliament for Salford and Eccles having represented the area since the 2015 general election.

Hazel Blears, also from Labour, held the seat between 2010 and 2015 before standing down.

The consultation will run until the 4th of April this year.

The proposed changes would be put in place in 2023.

One Comment

  1. Some strange grand plan going on here.
    Why on earth are they now trying to turn part of walkden into bolton? If youre going to give us boltons council tax rates and boltons road repair rates then go for it. If you’re keeping us with Salfords Council tax rates then don’t bother changing anything.

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