Friday, 22 October 2010

Tories gerrymander constituency boundaries to fix next general election

As many people will be aware, The Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats this week have been pushing through the Constituency Boundaries Bill to reduce Parliament from 654 MPs to just 600 and equalise all the seats to around 76,000.

Hyndburn as you can see from the table below would lose Great Harwood but gain parts of Blackburn and Burnley.
Table at foot contains the Electoral Reform Societies (Lancashire) interpretation of the new constitutency boundaries (by ward) for 2015 General Election.
The Liberal manifesto set the number of MPs in the House of Commons at 500. The effect would be to disadvantage Labour and Conservatives and give an electoral advantage to the Liberals.

Likewise the Conservatives in their manifesto priomised to reduce the number of MPs at the next general election to 585 to disadvantage Labour and the Liberals and advantage the Conservatives.

This is all unprecedented. Never before has a single party ignored consensus and worked towards it's own electoral advantage. The Coalition agreement, and the Constituencies Bill aims to reduce the House of Commons to just 600 MP's disadvantaging just the Labour Party.

The Electoral Reform Society have calculated how the Bill will divide up Britain in their opinion and what the new seats will look like at ward level. Below are the new Lancashire Constituencies according to the ERS.

Seat No 1 to 600
New Seat Wards in Seat Electorate
Previous Constituency
270
Skelmersdale & Ormskirk Ashurst 4820
West Lancashire
270
Skelmersdale & Ormskirk Aughton and Downholland 4740
West Lancashire
270
Skelmersdale & Ormskirk Aughton Park 3408
West Lancashire
270
Skelmersdale & Ormskirk Bickerstaffe 1742
West Lancashire
270
Skelmersdale & Ormskirk Birch Green 3109
West Lancashire
270
Skelmersdale & Ormskirk Burscough East 3287
West Lancashire
270
Skelmersdale & Ormskirk Burscough West 3846
West Lancashire
270
Skelmersdale & Ormskirk Derby 5563
West Lancashire
270
Skelmersdale & Ormskirk Digmoor 3237
West Lancashire
270
Skelmersdale & Ormskirk Halsall 1862
West Lancashire
270
Skelmersdale & Ormskirk Hesketh-with-Becconsall 3007
South Ribble
270
Skelmersdale & Ormskirk Knowsley 4945
West Lancashire
270
Skelmersdale & Ormskirk Moorside 2947
West Lancashire
270
Skelmersdale & Ormskirk Newburgh 1704
West Lancashire
270
Skelmersdale & Ormskirk North Meols 3385
South Ribble
270
Skelmersdale & Ormskirk Parbold 3090
West Lancashire
270
Skelmersdale & Ormskirk Rufford 1569
South Ribble
270
Skelmersdale & Ormskirk Scarisbrick 3037
West Lancashire
270
Skelmersdale & Ormskirk Scott 4744
West Lancashire
270
Skelmersdale & Ormskirk Skelmersdale North 3134
West Lancashire
270
Skelmersdale & Ormskirk Skelmersdale South 5181
West Lancashire
270
Skelmersdale & Ormskirk Tanhouse 3396
West Lancashire
270
Skelmersdale & Ormskirk Tarleton 4568
South Ribble
270
Skelmersdale & Ormskirk Up Holland 4755
West Lancashire
270
Skelmersdale & Ormskirk Wrightington 3390
West Lancashire
271
Chorley & Longton Adlington and Anderton 5957
Chorley
271
Chorley & Longton Astley and Buckshaw 4063
Chorley
271
Chorley & Longton Brindle and Hoghton 1923
Chorley
271
Chorley & Longton Chisnall 3424
Chorley
271
Chorley & Longton Chorley East 5466
Chorley
271
Chorley & Longton Chorley North East 5433
Chorley
271
Chorley & Longton Chorley North West 5550
Chorley
271
Chorley & Longton Chorley South East 5465
Chorley
271
Chorley & Longton Chorley South West 6317
Chorley
271
Chorley & Longton Clayton-le-Woods and Whittle-le-Woods 6127
Chorley
271
Chorley & Longton Coppull 5325
Chorley
271
Chorley & Longton Eccleston and Mawdesley 4965
South Ribble
271
Chorley & Longton Euxton North 3627
Chorley
271
Chorley & Longton Euxton South 3365
Chorley
271
Chorley & Longton Heath Charnock and Rivington 1840
Chorley
271
Chorley & Longton Little Hoole and Much Hoole 3287
South Ribble
271
Chorley & Longton Longton and Hutton West 4927
South Ribble
271
Chorley & Longton Lostock 4860
South Ribble
271
Chorley & Longton Moss Side 2813
South Ribble
271
Chorley & Longton Pennine 1710
Chorley
271
Chorley & Longton Wheelton and Withnell 3349
Chorley
272
Leyland & Higher Walton Bamber Bridge East 3785
Ribble Valley
272
Leyland & Higher Walton Bamber Bridge North 3748
Ribble Valley
272
Leyland & Higher Walton Bamber Bridge West 3569
Ribble Valley
272
Leyland & Higher Walton Broad Oak 3344
South Ribble
272
Leyland & Higher Walton Charnock 2979
South Ribble
272
Leyland & Higher Walton Clayton-le-Woods North 5654
Chorley
272
Leyland & Higher Walton Clayton-le-Woods West and Cuerden 3548
Chorley
272
Leyland & Higher Walton Coupe Green and Gregson Lane 2882
Ribble Valley
272
Leyland & Higher Walton Earnshaw Bridge 3039
South Ribble
272
Leyland & Higher Walton Farington East 2341
Ribble Valley
272
Leyland & Higher Walton Farington West 3229
Ribble Valley
272
Leyland & Higher Walton Golden Hill 3826
South Ribble
272
Leyland & Higher Walton Howick and Priory 3088
South Ribble
272
Leyland & Higher Walton Kingsfold 3834
South Ribble
272
Leyland & Higher Walton Leyland Central 3011
South Ribble
272
Leyland & Higher Walton Leyland St. Ambrose 4196
South Ribble
272
Leyland & Higher Walton Leyland St. Mary's 3202
South Ribble
272
Leyland & Higher Walton Lostock Hall 3167
Ribble Valley
272
Leyland & Higher Walton Lowerhouse 3174
South Ribble
272
Leyland & Higher Walton Middleforth 3040
South Ribble
272
Leyland & Higher Walton New Longton and Hutton East 3563
South Ribble
272
Leyland & Higher Walton Samlesbury and Walton 3184
Ribble Valley
272
Leyland & Higher Walton Seven Stars 3092
South Ribble
272
Leyland & Higher Walton Tardy Gate 2973
Ribble Valley
272
Leyland & Higher Walton Walton-le-Dale 3033
Ribble Valley
272
Leyland & Higher Walton Whitefield 3044
South Ribble
273
Preston Ashton 3666
Preston
273
Preston Brookfield 5564
Preston
273
Preston Cadley 3827
Wyre and Preston North
273
Preston College 2748
Wyre and Preston North
273
Preston Deepdale 3948
Preston
273
Preston Fishwick 3938
Preston
273
Preston Garrison 5518
Wyre and Preston North
273
Preston Greyfriars 5139
Wyre and Preston North
273
Preston Ingol 5776
Preston
273
Preston Larches 5649
Preston
273
Preston Moor Park 4028
Preston
273
Preston Ribbleton 5697
Preston
273
Preston Riversway 5707
Preston
273
Preston St. George's 4857
Preston
273
Preston St. Matthew's 5617
Preston
273
Preston Town Centre 7244
Preston
273
Preston Tulketh 6201
Preston
273
Preston University 3902
Preston
274
Blackburn & Darwen Bastwell 4502
Blackburn
274
Blackburn & Darwen Beardwood with Lammack 4505
Blackburn
274
Blackburn & Darwen Corporation Park 4838
Blackburn
274
Blackburn & Darwen Earcroft 3630
Rossendale and Darwen
274
Blackburn & Darwen East Rural 1849
Rossendale and Darwen
274
Blackburn & Darwen Ewood 5198
Blackburn
274
Blackburn & Darwen Fernhurst 4207
Rossendale and Darwen
274
Blackburn & Darwen Higher Croft 5622
Blackburn
274
Blackburn & Darwen Livesey with Pleasington 5414
Blackburn
274
Blackburn & Darwen Marsh House 5292
Rossendale and Darwen
274
Blackburn & Darwen Meadowhead 4685
Blackburn
274
Blackburn & Darwen Mill Hill 5314
Blackburn
274
Blackburn & Darwen North Turton with Tockholes 3407
Rossendale and Darwen
274
Blackburn & Darwen Queen's Park 4136
Blackburn
274
Blackburn & Darwen Shear Brow 4661
Blackburn
274
Blackburn & Darwen Sudell 5771
Rossendale and Darwen
274
Blackburn & Darwen Sunnyhurst 4868
Rossendale and Darwen
274
Blackburn & Darwen Wensley Fold 4770
Blackburn
274
Blackburn & Darwen Whitehall 3488
Rossendale and Darwen
275
Burnley & Rawtenstall Bank Hall 4494
Burnley
275
Burnley & Rawtenstall Brunshaw 4973
Burnley
275
Burnley & Rawtenstall Cliviger with Worsthorne 4165
Burnley
275
Burnley & Rawtenstall Coal Clough with Deerplay 4370
Burnley
275
Burnley & Rawtenstall Cribden 2716
Rossendale and Darwen
275
Burnley & Rawtenstall Daneshouse with Stoneyholme 3367
Burnley
275
Burnley & Rawtenstall Eden 3113
Rossendale and Darwen
275
Burnley & Rawtenstall Facit and Shawforth 2918
Rossendale and Darwen
275
Burnley & Rawtenstall Goodshaw 3069
Rossendale and Darwen
275
Burnley & Rawtenstall Greenfield 4470
Hyndburn
275
Burnley & Rawtenstall Greensclough 4637
Rossendale and Darwen
275
Burnley & Rawtenstall Hareholme 4547
Rossendale and Darwen
275
Burnley & Rawtenstall Healey and Whitworth 2998
Rossendale and Darwen
275
Burnley & Rawtenstall Helmshore 4657
Rossendale and Darwen
275
Burnley & Rawtenstall Irwell 4298
Rossendale and Darwen
275
Burnley & Rawtenstall Longholme 4350
Rossendale and Darwen
275
Burnley & Rawtenstall Rosegrove with Lowerhouse 4653
Burnley
275
Burnley & Rawtenstall Rosehill with Burnley Wood 4987
Burnley
275
Burnley & Rawtenstall Stacksteads 3298
Rossendale and Darwen
275
Burnley & Rawtenstall Trinity 4547
Burnley
275
Burnley & Rawtenstall Whitewell 4615
Rossendale and Darwen
275
Burnley & Rawtenstall Worsley 4675
Hyndburn
276
Nelson & Colne Barrowford 4363
Pendle
276
Nelson & Colne Blacko and Higherford 1574
Pendle
276
Nelson & Colne Boulsworth 4400
Pendle
276
Nelson & Colne Bradley 4745
Pendle
276
Nelson & Colne Briercliffe 4156
Burnley
276
Nelson & Colne Brierfield 3795
Pendle
276
Nelson & Colne Clover Hill 4142
Pendle
276
Nelson & Colne Coates 4518
Pendle
276
Nelson & Colne Earby 5192
Pendle
276
Nelson & Colne Foulridge 1517
Pendle
276
Nelson & Colne Horsfield 4322
Pendle
276
Nelson & Colne Lanehead 4333
Burnley
276
Nelson & Colne Marsden 2841
Pendle
276
Nelson & Colne Old Laund Booth 1296
Pendle
276
Nelson & Colne Queensgate 4701
Burnley
276
Nelson & Colne Reedley 4390
Pendle
276
Nelson & Colne Southfield 4572
Pendle
276
Nelson & Colne Vivary Bridge 4400
Pendle
276
Nelson & Colne Walverden 2835
Pendle
276
Nelson & Colne Waterside 4130
Pendle
276
Nelson & Colne Whitefield 2671
Pendle
276
Nelson & Colne Whittlefield with Ightenhill 4795
Burnley
277
Accrington & Oswaldwistle Altham 4085
Hyndburn
277
Accrington & Oswaldwistle Audley 5819
Blackburn
277
Accrington & Oswaldwistle Barnfield 3861
Hyndburn
277
Accrington & Oswaldwistle Baxenden 3501
Hyndburn
277
Accrington & Oswaldwistle Central 3364
Hyndburn
277
Accrington & Oswaldwistle Church 3519
Hyndburn
277
Accrington & Oswaldwistle Clayton-le-Moors 3925
Hyndburn
277
Accrington & Oswaldwistle Gannow 4569
Burnley
277
Accrington & Oswaldwistle Gawthorpe 4853
Burnley
277
Accrington & Oswaldwistle Hapton with Park 4839
Burnley
277
Accrington & Oswaldwistle Huncoat 3585
Hyndburn
277
Accrington & Oswaldwistle Immanuel 3953
Hyndburn
277
Accrington & Oswaldwistle Little Harwood 4291
Blackburn
277
Accrington & Oswaldwistle Milnshaw 3708
Hyndburn
277
Accrington & Oswaldwistle Peel 3683
Hyndburn
277
Accrington & Oswaldwistle Rishton 5557
Hyndburn
277
Accrington & Oswaldwistle Shadsworth with Whitebirk 5813
Blackburn
277
Accrington & Oswaldwistle Spring Hill 4030
Hyndburn
277
Accrington & Oswaldwistle St. Andrew's 3764
Hyndburn
277
Accrington & Oswaldwistle St. Oswald's 5186
Hyndburn
278
Thornton/Cleveleys & Fleetwood Anchorsholme 5765
Blackpool North and Cleveleys
278
Thornton/Cleveleys & Fleetwood Bourne 5642
Blackpool North and Cleveleys
278
Thornton/Cleveleys & Fleetwood Breck 3045
Wyre and Preston North
278
Thornton/Cleveleys & Fleetwood Carleton 3629
Wyre and Preston North
278
Thornton/Cleveleys & Fleetwood Cleveleys Park 5567
Blackpool North and Cleveleys
278
Thornton/Cleveleys & Fleetwood Hardhorn 3243
Wyre and Preston North
278
Thornton/Cleveleys & Fleetwood High Cross 3425
Wyre and Preston North
278
Thornton/Cleveleys & Fleetwood Ingthorpe 5362
Blackpool North and Cleveleys
278
Thornton/Cleveleys & Fleetwood Jubilee 3939
Blackpool North and Cleveleys
278
Thornton/Cleveleys & Fleetwood Mount 3530
Lancaster and Fleetwood
278
Thornton/Cleveleys & Fleetwood Norbreck 5257
Blackpool North and Cleveleys
278
Thornton/Cleveleys & Fleetwood Norcross 3385
Wyre and Preston North
278
Thornton/Cleveleys & Fleetwood Park 3579
Lancaster and Fleetwood
278
Thornton/Cleveleys & Fleetwood Pharos 5600
Lancaster and Fleetwood
278
Thornton/Cleveleys & Fleetwood Rossall 5325
Lancaster and Fleetwood
278
Thornton/Cleveleys & Fleetwood Staina 5496
Wyre and Preston North
278
Thornton/Cleveleys & Fleetwood Tithebarn 3790
Wyre and Preston North
278
Thornton/Cleveleys & Fleetwood Victoria 5392
Blackpool North and Cleveleys
278
Thornton/Cleveleys & Fleetwood Warren 5050
Lancaster and Fleetwood
279
Blackpool Bispham 5088
Blackpool North and Cleveleys
279
Blackpool Bloomfield 5515
Blackpool South
279
Blackpool Brunswick 5954
Blackpool South
279
Blackpool Claremont 6246
Blackpool North and Cleveleys
279
Blackpool Clifton 5679
Blackpool South
279
Blackpool Greenlands 5546
Blackpool North and Cleveleys
279
Blackpool Hawes Side 5692
Blackpool South
279
Blackpool Layton 5607
Blackpool North and Cleveleys
279
Blackpool Marton 5655
Blackpool South
279
Blackpool Park 5978
Blackpool North and Cleveleys
279
Blackpool Talbot 5504
Blackpool South
279
Blackpool Tyldesley 5705
Blackpool South
279
Blackpool Victoria 5397
Blackpool South
279
Blackpool Warbreck 5219
Blackpool North and Cleveleys
279
Blackpool Waterloo 5376
Blackpool South
280
Lytham St. Anne's & Kirkham Ansdell 3817
Fylde
280
Lytham St. Anne's & Kirkham Ashton 4237
Fylde
280
Lytham St. Anne's & Kirkham Central 3820
Fylde
280
Lytham St. Anne's & Kirkham Clifton 4157
Fylde
280
Lytham St. Anne's & Kirkham Elswick and Little Eccleston 1269
Fylde
280
Lytham St. Anne's & Kirkham Fairhaven 4222
Fylde
280
Lytham St. Anne's & Kirkham Freckleton East 2614
Fylde
280
Lytham St. Anne's & Kirkham Freckleton West 2448
Fylde
280
Lytham St. Anne's & Kirkham Heyhouses 4134
Fylde
280
Lytham St. Anne's & Kirkham Highfield 5421
Blackpool South
280
Lytham St. Anne's & Kirkham Kilnhouse 3500
Fylde
280
Lytham St. Anne's & Kirkham Kirkham North 3370
Fylde
280
Lytham St. Anne's & Kirkham Kirkham South 2629
Fylde
280
Lytham St. Anne's & Kirkham Lea 4446
Fylde
280
Lytham St. Anne's & Kirkham Medlar-with-Wesham 2749
Fylde
280
Lytham St. Anne's & Kirkham Newton and Treales 2540
Fylde
280
Lytham St. Anne's & Kirkham Park 4384
Fylde
280
Lytham St. Anne's & Kirkham Ribby-with-Wrea 1228
Fylde
280
Lytham St. Anne's & Kirkham Singleton and Greenhalgh 1199
Fylde
280
Lytham St. Anne's & Kirkham Squires Gate 5194
Blackpool South
280
Lytham St. Anne's & Kirkham St. Johns 3991
Fylde
280
Lytham St. Anne's & Kirkham St. Leonards 3961
Fylde
280
Lytham St. Anne's & Kirkham Staining and Weeton 2744
Fylde
280
Lytham St. Anne's & Kirkham Stanley 5569
Blackpool South
280
Lytham St. Anne's & Kirkham Warton and Westby 4013
Fylde
281
Clitheroe & Great Harwood Aighton, Bailey and Chaigley 1283
Ribble Valley
281
Clitheroe & Great Harwood Alston and Hothersall 2305
Ribble Valley
281
Clitheroe & Great Harwood Billington and Old Langho 2653
Ribble Valley
281
Clitheroe & Great Harwood Bowland, Newton and Slaidburn 1312
Ribble Valley
281
Clitheroe & Great Harwood Chatburn 1109
Ribble Valley
281
Clitheroe & Great Harwood Chipping 1240
Ribble Valley
281
Clitheroe & Great Harwood Clayton-le-Dale with Ramsgreave 2327
Ribble Valley
281
Clitheroe & Great Harwood Craven 4770
Pendle
281
Clitheroe & Great Harwood Derby and Thornley 2625
Ribble Valley
281
Clitheroe & Great Harwood Dilworth 2285
Ribble Valley
281
Clitheroe & Great Harwood Edisford and Low Moor 2633
Ribble Valley
281
Clitheroe & Great Harwood Gisburn, Rimington 1246
Ribble Valley
281
Clitheroe & Great Harwood Higham and Pendleside 1466
Pendle
281
Clitheroe & Great Harwood Langho 2089
Ribble Valley
281
Clitheroe & Great Harwood Littlemoor 2679
Ribble Valley
281
Clitheroe & Great Harwood Mellor 2595
Ribble Valley
281
Clitheroe & Great Harwood Netherton 3741
Hyndburn
281
Clitheroe & Great Harwood Overton 5348
Hyndburn
281
Clitheroe & Great Harwood Preston Rural East 3428
Wyre and Preston North
281
Clitheroe & Great Harwood Preston Rural North 5028
Wyre and Preston North
281
Clitheroe & Great Harwood Primrose 2604
Ribble Valley
281
Clitheroe & Great Harwood Read and Simonstone 2451
Ribble Valley
281
Clitheroe & Great Harwood Ribchester 1397
Ribble Valley
281
Clitheroe & Great Harwood Roe Lee 4829
Blackburn
281
Clitheroe & Great Harwood Sabden 1288
Ribble Valley
281
Clitheroe & Great Harwood Salthill 2675
Ribble Valley
281
Clitheroe & Great Harwood Sharoe Green 5183
Wyre and Preston North
281
Clitheroe & Great Harwood St. Mary's 2475
Ribble Valley
281
Clitheroe & Great Harwood Waddington and West Bradford 2725
Ribble Valley
281
Clitheroe & Great Harwood Whalley 3095
Ribble Valley
281
Clitheroe & Great Harwood Wilpshire 2331
Ribble Valley
281
Clitheroe & Great Harwood Wiswell and Pendleton 1167
Ribble Valley
282
Lancaster & Chalford Brock 1613
Wyre and Preston North
282
Lancaster & Chalford Bulk 7147
Lancaster and Fleetwood
282
Lancaster & Chalford Cabus 1661
Wyre and Preston North
282
Lancaster & Chalford Calder 1843
Wyre and Preston North
282
Lancaster & Chalford Castle 7084
Lancaster and Fleetwood
282
Lancaster & Chalford Catterall 2107
Wyre and Preston North
282
Lancaster & Chalford Duke's 2934
Lancaster and Fleetwood
282
Lancaster & Chalford Ellel 8192
Lancaster and Fleetwood
282
Lancaster & Chalford Garstang 4249
Wyre and Preston North
282
Lancaster & Chalford Great Eccleston 3006
Wyre and Preston North
282
Lancaster & Chalford Hambleton and Stalmine-with-Staynall 4207
Wyre and Preston North
282
Lancaster & Chalford John O'Gaunt 7505
Lancaster and Fleetwood
282
Lancaster & Chalford Pilling 1726
Lancaster and Fleetwood
282
Lancaster & Chalford Preesall 5530
Lancaster and Fleetwood
282
Lancaster & Chalford Scotforth East 4113
Lancaster and Fleetwood
282
Lancaster & Chalford Scotforth West 6185
Lancaster and Fleetwood
282
Lancaster & Chalford Skerton East 6317
Morecambe and Lunesdale
282
Lancaster & Chalford University 0
Lancaster and Fleetwood
282
Lancaster & Chalford Wyresdale 1821
Lancaster and Fleetwood
283
Morecambe & Bolton-le-Sands Bare 4106
Morecambe and Lunesdale
283
Morecambe & Bolton-le-Sands Bolton-le-Sands 3915
Morecambe and Lunesdale
283
Morecambe & Bolton-le-Sands Carnforth 3922
Morecambe and Lunesdale
283
Morecambe & Bolton-le-Sands Halton-with-Aughton 2180
Morecambe and Lunesdale
283
Morecambe & Bolton-le-Sands Harbour 5796
Morecambe and Lunesdale
283
Morecambe & Bolton-le-Sands Heysham Central 4240
Morecambe and Lunesdale
283
Morecambe & Bolton-le-Sands Heysham North 4685
Morecambe and Lunesdale
283
Morecambe & Bolton-le-Sands Heysham South 6488
Morecambe and Lunesdale
283
Morecambe & Bolton-le-Sands Kellet 2034
Morecambe and Lunesdale
283
Morecambe & Bolton-le-Sands Lower Lune Valley 4261
Lancaster and Fleetwood
283
Morecambe & Bolton-le-Sands Overton 2458
Morecambe and Lunesdale
283
Morecambe & Bolton-le-Sands Poulton 6483
Morecambe and Lunesdale
283
Morecambe & Bolton-le-Sands Silverdale 2134
Morecambe and Lunesdale
283
Morecambe & Bolton-le-Sands Skerton West 5821
Morecambe and Lunesdale
283
Morecambe & Bolton-le-Sands Slyne-with-Hest 4006
Morecambe and Lunesdale
283
Morecambe & Bolton-le-Sands Torrisholme 6497
Morecambe and Lunesdale
283
Morecambe & Bolton-le-Sands Upper Lune Valley 2184
Morecambe and Lunesdale
283
Morecambe & Bolton-le-Sands Warton 2265
Morecambe and Lunesdale
283
Morecambe & Bolton-le-Sands Westgate 6171
Morecambe and Lunesdale