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Stockport residents are being invited to share their views on proposed changes to Parliamentary constituency boundaries in the North-west.
Public hearings on the plans, part of the Boundary Commission for England’s 2023 Review, will take place in Manchester on 3rd and 4th March 2022. Those wishing to make an oral representation at a public hearing are strongly encouraged to book a timed slot in advance via the Commission’s website. Proportionate steps will be taken to minimise the risk of transmission of Covid-19 will be in place to ensure these statutory ‘in person’ hearings can take place.
Changes proposed in Stockport will see the number of MPs representing the borough in the House of Commons reduced from four to three, with the Reddish wards of the current Denton and Reddish constituency transferred to the Stockport constituency; Offerton will move from the Stockport constituency into the Hazel Grove constituency. The Cheadle constituency is unaffected by the proposed changes, which aim to equalise the number of voters represented by each MP. New proposed boundaries are pictured above.
The public hearings follow an initial consultation period on the proposals which has already closed. The Boundary Commission for England currently propose to publish the representations received during the first consultation period on their website on 7th February.