Filey to join with neighbours following boundary changes

Filey could join the Scarborough and Whitby constituency following proposed changes from the boundary commission.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 13th September 2016, 8:13 am
Updated Thursday, 15th September 2016, 3:01 pm

The Government is looking to cut the number of MPs from 650 to 600 for the 2020 General Election.

Under plans revealed today the ward of Filey would leave Kevin Hollinrake's Thirsk and Malton constituency and join Robert Goodwill's Scarborough and Whitby constituency.

It means the residents in Filey will join the same constituency as the rest of the borough of Scarborough.

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The plans published today are initial proposals only and are set to be the subject of much debate before they are finalised ready for the 2020 General Election.

Conservative Party chairman Patrick McLoughlin said: “Boundaries should be drawn up in an impartial and independent way so I welcome the Boundary Commission’s proposals to implement Parliament’s instruction to ensure equally-sized constituencies.

"Without these reforms, MPs could end up representing constituencies based on data that is over 20 years old.

“We will work with our MPs, councillors and local associations in our response to the consultation process.

"The Conservative Party will be following a policy of ‘No Colleague Left Behind’ to minimise the disruption that boundary restructuring can sometimes cause in the short term.”