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I WISH to add comment on the proposed electoral boundary changes affecting North Tyneside, particularly the break-up of its coastal constituency Tynemouth, creating an illogical new constituency stretching along the River Tyne.

I believe the proposed reorganisation of the Tynemouth constituency makes no sense and will bring no benefit either.

As it stands the North Tyneside areas reliant directly on the North Sea are together, North Shields with its fishing and ferries, Whitley Bay, Cullercoats and Tynemouth forming our sea-side resort.

Naturally, this creates strong ties, with their fortunes not helped by a split in representation in Parliament.

In fact, I cannot see any community benefiting from the proposed break-up of the Tynemouth constituency.

The new Newcastle East and Tynemouth constituency would break local links and because of its shape, it sees areas stretching further and further away from each other.

I would feel sorry for my MP trying to represent all constituents where there is so much disconnect.

It seems Newcastle East and Tynemouth will be made up of the ends of other constituencies and I have every sympathy with the Wallsend councillors who would have their town split up.

Apart from anything else the present Tynemouth constituency as my MP, Alan Campbell, has pointed out, is already the right size for a constituency the Government want.

Members of the public still have until December to make their views known to the Boundary Commission for England website, or writing to the commission at 35 Great Smith Street, London, SW1P 3BQ.

There are also public hearings to attend at Newcastle Civic Centre on Monday and Tuesday, November 14 and 15.

HENRY MARSHALL

Tynemouth UKIP