To: Boundary Commission

DON'T CHOP DUDLEY IN HALF!

DON'T CHOP DUDLEY IN HALF!

Boundary Commission for England: please don’t split Dudley in half.

Don't put just one Dudley ward in with SEVEN Sandwell wards. Don't force local people to travel across Sandwell to meet their MP. Don't put the town centre church of St Thomas's in a different constituency from the ward that carries its name!

Why is this important?

The Boundary Commission published terrible proposals that would change the parliamentary boundaries in Dudley and chop our town in half!

The proposals put St Thomas's ward - which includes part of Dudley town centre and areas like Kate's Hill, Buffery Park, Oakham, Sledmere and Blowers Green - into a new Sandwell constituency stretching almost ten miles to Edgbaston in Birmingham - Imagine that!

I think these plans would rip the heart out of Dudley.
They would:
- Split Dudley's historic town centre in half
- Put just one Dudley ward in with SEVEN Sandwell wards
- Force local people to travel across Sandwell to meet their MP
- Put the town centre church of St Thomas's in a different constituency from the ward that carries its name!

I'm working with the ward Councillors to fight this plan and we're encouraging residents, businesses, charities and community groups to write to the Boundary Commission and urge them to think again.

How it will be delivered

Leave a comment to the Boundary Commission: https://tinyurl.com/ydxx8l32
Boundary Commission proposals: https://tinyurl.com/yaqoekds

Dudley

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Reasons for signing

  • Clearly this is a proposal by bureaucrats without much knowledge of the area
  • Because I dont believe that half of Dudley should be in Sandwell as they have differing opinions on matters due to having differing council services as well as different levels of fire service protection and policing levels.
  • I've heard of some bad ideas but this top them all.

Updates

2017-11-21 10:11:48 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2017-11-18 18:20:37 +0000

500 signatures reached

2017-11-09 19:37:43 +0000

100 signatures reached

2017-11-08 23:10:02 +0000

50 signatures reached

2017-11-08 18:00:19 +0000

25 signatures reached

2017-11-07 16:53:53 +0000

10 signatures reached