‘LAUGHABLY INEPT’ – VECTIS PARTY SLATE ISLE OF WIGHT PROPOSAL AND COME UP WITH ALTERNATIVE

The Vectis Party has welcomed the creation of 2 constituencies on the Isle of Wight, but has called the Boundary Commission’s proposals ‘laughably inept’.

According to the party’s spokesperson, Daryll Pitcher, the Vectis Party understand the difficulty of creating 2 equally sized seats from the current ward boundaries but say the current proposals, as reported by Island Echo earlier this week, could only have been drawn up by someone who was mildly surprised to discover that the Isle of Wight was part of England.

Daryll says:

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“To split up the County Town and include the outskirts of Ryde in the ‘West’ shows a shocking lack of understanding for the Island and an incomprehension of basic geographical terms.

“The creation of a strange crescent like East Wight Constituency where somehow Luccombe and East Cowes Esplanade supposedly have more in common than Luccombe and Ventnor Esplanade is bizarre, not least because almost none of the intervening places are in the same constituency”.

The Vectis Party have come up with their own proposal for creating East and West Isle of Wight constituencies using a modicum of common sense to maintain geographical cohesion.

Daryll continues:

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“Our plan would see the whole of the Medina Valley area remain in 1 constituency while also ensuring that Ventnor remains connected to The Bay area. The sizes remain equitable with the West Wight Constituency having 54,911 and East Wight having 56,805.

“To us, this proposal is far more realistic than that of the Boundaries Commission while still sticking to the basic guidelines they set out with. We shall be submitting this proposal as part of the public consultation and will engage with the Isle of Wight council to elicit their support when they submit their response”.

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isla wight
isla wight
5 days ago

This idea has been bounced around for so long now, can someone remind us of why this is such a good idea when it works fine as one, and what benefits would be gained by each separate one?

dbiw
dbiw
Reply to  isla wight
5 days ago

The idea is by splitting the island into two the Conservatives can gain an extra MP.

fred
fred
Reply to  isla wight
4 days ago

With the current system your vote is worth less. If we had PR this would not be needed.

MC hammer
MC hammer
Reply to  isla wight
4 days ago

Because two MP’s are better than one ! to fight for the island! It won’t cost you any extra money as it comes from the government, there will not be any extra MP’s nationally,Scotland and the north will lose about 10 MP’s, because the boundaries commission are basing it on the population of each area,thus,making it a lot fairer!

Jack in the Box
Jack in the Box
5 days ago

Either idea is stupid beyond belief.

rodney rodney burt
rodney rodney burt
5 days ago

I cant see the need for any change you have 2 MP”S SALERY”s plus “expenses” and we all know what a fiddle that is leave well alone

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