The Boundary commission has not listened to the residents of Grimsby and is ploughing ahead with their flawed proposals to split Grimsby in Half. The rules for the commission are set by the Tory Government and are meant to help them cling onto power. Any Government that will resort to gerrymandering the the electorate has got to go!
Grimsby has the second largest objections lodged with the commission in the region, this should have been enough to make them think again, but no, they have ridden roughshod over the consultation, if you can call it that, and have made a concession. Namely changed the name of the two constituencies to Great Grimsby North and Great Grimsby South + others!. This is to reflect the fact that we are one of the oldest constituencies in the Country and was invited to the first parliament including commoners.
We know the boundary commission has a history of failure, eg the ill fated county of Humberside. Putting Regional Boundaries just south of Humberston, so that Tetney and Holton le clay are in a different region to us. It's farcical!
At the moment only the shoddy deal the Tories have done with the DUP might help put the proposals to bed.. The DUP stand to lose seats and are known to oppose the proposals, therefore a rough ride through parliament is expected..let's hope so!
It is a sad state of affairs when the fate of the parliamentary seat of Great Grimsby lies in the hands of a small sectarian party in Northern Ireland.
Even so, the fight must go on, look to this website for the latest response to this abysmal proposal, and share this article far and wide!