MPs welcome status quo on boundaries

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MPs Greg Knight (East Yorkshire) and Graham Stuart (Beverley and Holderness) have welcomed amended proposals from the Boundary Commission which provide continuity for the region and do not seek to ‘slice up’ the constituencies they represent as previously planned.

The new Boundary Commission proposals follow precisely the arguments put forward by both Mr Knight and Mr Stuart, who made representations arguing strongly for greater continuity and the retention of their existing constituencies.

Mr Knight, who has represented East Yorkshire since 2001, said: “To have divided up the East Riding, ignoring geographical, commercial and social ties that exist between constituencies would have been madness.

“I am delighted that the Boundary Commission has listened to our arguments.”

Mr Stuart, who has represented the Beverley and Holderness seat since 2005, added: “We both welcome this revised proposal, which means no local electoral disruption and the two seats of Beverley & Holderness and East Yorkshire are rightly to be left intact,.”

The Boundary Commission’s recommendations suggest changes to seven of the nine Parliamentary constituencies in the ‘Yorkshire and Humber Region’ with both East Yorkshire and Beverley and Holderness being kept intact.

Originally the Boundary Commission had proposed slicing East Yorkshire and Beverley and Holderness in half.