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Scrapping boundary changes is good news, says Labour

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07 Sep 2017
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Stroud Labour has welcomed reports the Boundary Review is to be scrapped

Stroud Labour has welcomed reports the Boundary Review is to be scrapped.

The controversial plans proposed by the Tories before the General Election could have led to the Stroud constituency being divided, putting the towns of Dursley, Cam and Berkeley in with Thornbury and Yate, and Nailsworth going to the Cotswolds.

MP for Stroud, David Drew, said ‘Emasculating the Stroud Constituency is bad for democracy and the representational basis of that democracy.’

Stroud Constituency Labour Party chair Doina Cornell said: "I’m glad to see the back of these flawed proposals that would have split up our constituency with no regard for the historic links between our market towns."

‘If these reports prove to be true then it is great news,’ commented Leader of Stroud District Council, Steve Lydon. ‘It would stop the dismemberment of Stroud District: if these proposals had gone through we would have had three MPs representing the District.’


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