WECC backs Boundary Commission proposals

Westhill and Elrick Community Council has supported proposals from the Boundary Commission to include Westhill and surrounding countryside, known as Ward 13 in Aberdeenshire Council, in the new UK parliamentary seat of Gordon and Deeside.

Members agreed to make representation to the Commission on the 2018 Review of UK Parliament Constituencies.

The letter said: “This area of Aberdeenshire used to be in the old Gordon Westminster seat before we were moved into what was known as West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine. We related very much to the West Aberdeenshire part of the seat.”

The Boundary Commission is conducting a secondary consultation on its Initial Proposals for constituencies which closes on 27 March 2017.

The purpose of the secondary consultation is to allow people to scrutinise and make remarks on all of the responses received during the initial public consultation between October 2016 and January 2017.

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