Caerleon’s identity crisis

  • Thanks to the latest Tory wheeze to cut the number of MPs in Wales from 40 to 30, Caerleon faces the prospect of being torn away from Newport in future Parliamentary elections.

    The Boundary Commission for Wales, having been told by the Tory led Government in Westminster to review existing boundaries under the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act of 2011, were landed with a very difficult task. Cutting the number of seats meant that a number of the present constituencies in Wales will become unrecognizable. Parts of Newport West will be joined up with parts of Islwyn and Caerphilly.

    Caerleon will become part of Torfaen in a constituency which will stretch as far as Blaenavon. We’ll lose our MP Paul Flynn — one of the best backbenchers at Westminster. Yet we’ll still part of Newport when it comes to Council and Assembly elections.

    January 1st, 2012 | Caerleon Labour | Comments Off on Caerleon’s identity crisis |

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