The QT

Sunday 14 July 2024

Author name: Peter Morris

Pushing the boundaries — Part Two

Gateshead, as explained in Part One of our report, was initially intended by the Boundary Commission for England to be a self-contained sub-region with two constituencies. Instead it was sacrificed to avoid what the Commission saw as serious knock-on disruption in the neighbouring areas of Jarrow, Sunderland and County Durham. Gateshead’s two current seats (Gateshead …

Pushing the boundaries

The North East region will have two fewer parliamentary seats at the next general election than in 2019, down from 29 to 27, and hundreds of thousands of voters will find themselves in an unfamiliar political landscape when they go to the polls in January 2025 at the latest. The region could elect its first …

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