Michael Fabricant says: “The Parliamentary Boundary Commission has now invited a second round of responses following their initial publication of the proposed new boundaries. The consultation deadline is Monday 4th April.
“The Commission has published all the responses so far including the insane National Labour Party proposals for the West Midlands which would have joined Lichfield with parts of Walsall and stripped away Burntwood to be joined with North Staffordshire.” (See here)
“More reasonably, 374 locals wrote to the Boundary Commission to argue that Streethay – a part of Lichfield – should not be moved into Tamworth and I strongly support this. (See here)
“I am particularly grateful to Labour Councillors on Lichfield District Council who rejected the national Labour Party’s proposals when on Tuesday they voted with Conservative and other councillors to pass unanimously a motion proposed by the Leader of the Council. It accepted the Boundary Commission’s proposals with the exception that Streethay remain in the Lichfield constituency. (See here)
“So having regard to a number of proposals that have been made which are not in the interests of West Midlands constituencies, it is important to participate in the second round of the Boundary Commission consultation.
“To do this in the Lichfield constituency, click this link, then click the green button “Make a Comment”, and then click the blue flag alongside Lichfield on the map and fill in the form. Or you can write to the Commission at
Boundary Commission for England
35 Great Smith Street
London, SW1P 3BQ
– by 4th April.
“I shall reaffirm my support that Streethay be included in the constituency, that 374 supported this, and that view was supported by both Lichfield District and Lichfield City Councils. I will also point out the insanity and unpopularity of the Labour Party’s proposals. I hope others will do the same. There’s just 5 weeks to do so before the consultation closes.”