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I suggest exchanging three wards between the proposed East and West constituencies on the Isle of Wight.
The greater part of population of the Fairlee and Whippingham ward is within the built up area (and parish) of Newport and should be in the same constituency as that town. Likewise East Cowes and Osborne belong in the same seat as Cowes 'proper'. I therefore propose that these three wards should be moved into West Isle of Wight.
In exchange the wards of Newchurch, Havenstreet & Ashey, Wroxall, Lowtherville & Bonchurch and Ventnor & St Lawrence should move into the East Isle of Wight seat. The first of these is largely in the orbit of Ryde and Shanklin while Ventnor is also closely linked to the Sandown-Shanklin area.
This makes for a much neater and more logical division of the island.
Isle of Wight East - 54,911
Isle of Wight West - 56,805
I am proposing a number of amendments to the initial proposals for Kent.
Please find attached:
1. PDF file summarising the proposals
2. Excel file showing the proposals in detail
3. PNG file illustrating the proposals on a map
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