Boundary Commission U-turn over Clovenfords
AN angry backlash against initial Boundary Commission proposals for Clovenfords to be included with Midlothian and Tweeddale has resulted in a dramatic U-turn.
This week, the Boundary Commission for Scotland published its Revised Proposals for UK Parliament constituencies as part of its Sixth Review.
And they have moved the constituency line west to allow villagers in Clovenfords to be part of Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk.
The announcement also marks the start of an eight- week public consultation process - lasting until Wednesday, November 7.
Clovenfords-based councillor Gavin Logan said: "This is down to all of the people who wrote to the Boundary Commission and complained about Clovenfords being moved away from Galashiels and the other towns in the central Borders."
The Revised Proposals were published this week following responses to the Initial Proposals which were published last October.
It is thought that as many as 50 submissions from the village were made.
Parliament has decided to reduce the number of UK Parliament constituencies from 650 to 600.
In Scotland this means that there will be 52 constituencies instead of 59.
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