PEOPLE in Cheshire West and Chester are being given the opportunity to have their say on a proposed shake-up of parliamentary constituencies.
The Boundary Commission will begin a 12-week public consultation tomorrow (Tuesday) on proposals for redrawing every constituency in England.
Residents of Cheshire West will be able to comment on suggested changes to the North West region.
Maps and accompanying information will be on public display throughout the consultation period in the following council buildings:
• The Forum, Chester
• Civic Way, Ellesmere Port
• Neston Town Hall
• Castle Park, Frodsham
• Northwich Information Centre
• Wyvern House, Winsford
As part of the consultation, a public hearing will take place on October 13 and 14 at the Mollington Banastre Hotel in Chester where residents can make verbal representations to the Boundary Commission.
Steve Robinson, returning officer and chief executive of Cheshire West and Chester Council, said: “I would encourage residents to pop along to view the information from the Boundary Commission. They can take away a summary of the proposals to study at home.
“It is important that people have their say about any proposed changes. The consultation closes on December 5 so there is plenty of time to comment.”
The Boundary Commission is required to make a formal report to the Government by October 1 2013 recommending any changes it believes are appropriate to the distribution, size, shape, name or designation of constituencies in England.