Pavilion no longer facing oblivion?

Significant changes in the proposals (for new boundaries for Parliamentary constituencies) from the Boundary Commission have been published today.

Now they propose that the parliamentary constituency of Brighton Pavilion will continue to exist (yay!), but we shall lose Regency (sob!) to a renamed “Hove and Regency” constituency while gaining Moulsecoomb & Bevendean from Kemptown, which still gets stretched out along the coast.

These revised proposals are less absurd than the last lot, but members (and branches) are still encouraged to have a good look and make representations during the last phase of the consultation between now and 11 December 2017.

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The revised boundaries for the Brighton & Hove parliamentary constituencies move Regency ward out to Hove and Moulsecoomb & Bevendean ward into Pavilion

There is no guarantee that these proposals will proceed of course, since the Tories will need the support of the Democratic Unionist Party – who are themselves waiting for revised proposals for their part of the world.

Look at the positive difference our responses have made already!  You can find the proposals online here.

We’ve saved the Pavilion. Now all we need to do is keep the historic heart of Brighton.  It seems that the Boundary Commissioners don’t realise that Regency is where Brighthelmstone began.  Perhaps we ought to tell them about our history now before it’s taken into Hove.

Map of Brighton as it was in 1779  (Nash's Guide to Brighton, 1885)

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