All change for election boundaries?

Andrew Percy M.P. whose parliamentary seat of Brigg and Goole could be broken up under likely boundary changes.

Andrew Percy M.P. whose parliamentary seat of Brigg and Goole could be broken up under likely boundary changes.

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BRIGG is likely to be part of a new Parliamentary constituency when the next general election comes round.

The Brigg and Goole constituency, presently the constituency of Andrew Percy MP, will be replaced, if plans get the final go-ahead, with a new Brigg and Humberston constituency, which will lie wholly within North and North East Lincolnshire.

Brigg will no longer be allied with Goole – the East Yorkshire town with which it has few social, recreational or business links - but it will be in the same constituency as towns which are more local neighbours and within the same county - Barton, Winterton and Immingham.

The review by the Boundary Commission is planned to reduce the number of seats in the House of Commons from 650 to 600.

The commission’s proposal will need to be passed by Parliament to be approved and come into effect.

One drawback will still see villages neighbouring Brigg remaining in the Scunthorpe constituency, as would Kirton Lindsey. These villages include Scawby, Hibaldstow and Redbourne, as well as Cadney and Howsham - all of which socially and geographically focus on Brigg as their market town.

It is believed to be likely, according to sources in the town, that Mr Percy will seek to stand for the new Goole seat if the commission’s recommendations are accepted.