Tuesday, 20 September 2011


The Boundary Review Committee have been directed by the Government to review the current Constituency boundaries. This is part of the Governments policy to reduce the number of MPs by 50.
Although many as may have suspected the results arrived at, as expected would be more in favour of the Conservative party, rather than any of the other parties, the Boundary committee has assured everyone their decisions are made independently of any Political party.

In Oscott's case the Boundary Commission has come up with the idea of including Oscott (Birmingham) with Great Barr /Yew Tree(Sandwell) into the Walsall South Constituency. ( this included Streetly, Pheasey Park farm, Paddocks and St Mathews all wards in Walsall.

I find if difficult to see any cohesion community wise in this decision and feel just taking numbers of voters in a constituency into account is ridiculous.
However for what it is worth we are told we can still have our say by contacting the commission on their Web site.

I personally believe that the deal has been struck and Oscott will become part of the Walsall South Constituency regardless of any comments made to the contrary. Who knows I may be wrong so please have your say.

However I would like to stress that Oscott will be in terms of Local elections remain as part of Birmingham and your Councillors will remain Birmingham Councillors.

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