Ridiculous proposal

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I am writing to express my opposition to proposals that would place Simonside and Rekendyke into the Jarrow constituency.

This proposal is simply ridiculous and must be rejected.

How on earth can anyone claim areas like Chichester, Laygate, Tyne Dock should be part of Jarrow is beyond me. These areas are an integral part of South Shields because they are South Shields.

We have a saying “All together like the folks O’Shields” and it’s for a reason, we are proud of our history and I am proud of where I live.

Well done to Ed Malcolm for starting a petition to keep South Shields together.

I have registered my objection to these proposals and would hope residents do the same.

Doug Mather