WIRRAL AND CITY TO SHARE MP; Historic constituency boundary changes to affect voters.Byline: MIKE HORNBY
LIVERPOOL and Wirral will share an MP if proposed boundary changes go ahead.
A shake-up in Merseyside would create a new constituency spanning the River Mersey
It would also lead to the abolition of Liverpool West Derby and other changes in Knowsley and elsewhere in Wirral.
A commission spokesman said: ``The population of Merseyside has fallen over recent years so there has to be change.''
``The proposals will be put out to public consultation until April. If agreed, it is unlikely they will come into force before the next general election.
``We have to complete the review of the whole of England before any changes can be made. That will take another couple of years.''
But plans for the new cross river Wallasey and Kirkdale constituency were already under fire today. Peter Kilfoyle, Labour MP for Walton which covers Kirkdale, called the idea ludicrous.
``The people of Wallasey and Kirkdale have no historical or current connection.
``All that they share is the Mersey Tunnel.''
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The biggest changes would take place in Liverpool and the Wirral.
The new cross-river constituency will include Liscard,Seacombe, New Brighton New Brighton, village (1990 pop. 22,207), Ramsey co., SE Minn., a suburb of Minneapolis–Saint Paul; inc. 1891. Its manufactures include metal products, machinery, and leather. A theological seminary is there. , and Wallasey with Everton and Kirkdale.
Elsewhere,Wirral West will will expand into parts of Moreton with parts of existing Wirral West becoming Wirral South.
Wirral West Labour MP Stephen Hesford Stephen Hesford (born May 27, 1957) is a British politician and the Labour Member of Parliament for Wirral West.
Stephen Hesford was born in Lowton St Mary's, near Leigh, Lancashire and was educated at the Urmston Grammar School and the University of Bradford where he was said the commission proposals were a ``radical solution''. ``I think we are going to have to go away and look at what the figures mean in terms of what the constituencies will look like. ``The only other way would be for us to lose a constituency in Wirral.''
KILFOYLE: `Ideais ludicrous'