Chance for South Tyneside residents to have their say on boundary proposals

The proposals would see some Jarrow wards move into the South Shields constituency, and some vice versa.
The proposals would see some Jarrow wards move into the South Shields constituency, and some vice versa.

People in South Tyneside are being given the chance to have their say on proposed parliamentary boundary changes over the next month.

Consultation events are to take place over plans which would see the Cleadon and East Boldon and Boldon Colliery council wards moved from the Jarrow Parliamentary constituency into the South Shields constituency, and Simonside and Rekendyke, now in South Shields, move into Jarrow.

Coun Ed Malcolm.

Coun Ed Malcolm.

Public hearings are being held at Victoria Hall, in the Royal Station Hotel, Newcastle, on November 14 – from 10am to 8pm – and November 15, from 9am to 5pm.

Maps of the proposed constituencies are on display at South Shields Town Hall and Jarrow Town Hall, and will be until December 5.

People can book a slot to give their views in person at the hearings, or submit their views online via the interactive Boundary Commission’s consultation website at www.bce2018.org.uk

Coun Ed Malcolm, South Tyneside Council’s lead member for innovation and resources, said: “The hearings are just one way in which people can share their views on these proposals.

The hearings are just one way in which people can share their views on these proposals

Coun Ed Malcolm

“I would urge people to take the time to consider these proposals and give their views either in person at one of the hearings or on the Boundary Commission’s website.”