The Boundary Commission has ripped the Leigh Constituency to pieces. Their proposals are disrespectful to our town, its people and its history.
It would seem that people with no knowledge of our area have sat in an office in London drawing random lines on a map. There can be no other explanation for the nonsense they have produced. How can it make any sense for Leigh Town Hall no longer to be in the constituency of Leigh?
The carving up of the Leigh constituency into three makes no geographic sense and fails to maintain historic or local links. If they get their way, Pennington Flash, Plank Lane and Leigh Sports Village will be in three different constituencies. The result is that Leigh’s voice in Parliament will be severely weakened.
We can’t just accept this attack on our local area and our local identity. I call on everyone who cares about Leigh to get behind a ‘Keep Leigh in Leigh’ campaign and send a clear message to the Boundary Commission.
The Boundary Commission Report is subject to public consultation.