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Andrew Mitchell MP has submitted evidence to the Boundary Commission on behalf of constituents

Andrew Mitchell, Sutton Coldfield’s Member of Parliament, has submitted formal evidence to the Boundary Commission’s public consultation on their initial proposals to change Sutton’s boundaries.

Mr Mitchell’s letter states: “I am seeking to represent my constituents' views about the Boundary Commission’s initial proposals for Sutton Coldfield. Since the public consultation started I have had a range of views put to me by local people. I have forwarded on written correspondence to the Boundary Commission, while also making clear to all individuals concerned that they must contact the Commission directly to formally record their views.”

“The majority of written correspondence I have received objects to the proposals. Such objections were also conveyed to me at a public meeting I convened and held in New Hall Ward, attended by approximately 70 local residents. Objections centre around many peoples’ feeling that the proposals are change for change’s sake. They do not understand why the Boundary Commission has proposed to swap New Hall Ward with Erdington’s Kingstanding Ward.”

“What has also been apparent is that many constituents were under several misconceptions that insurance premiums, addresses and house prices would be affected by the change. I have been able to dispel these inaccuracies.”

Andrew Mitchell MP has:

  1. Convened a public meeting in New Hall on the issue in order to secure local views (this was a meeting he paid for himself)
  2. Passed all letters and view of constituents where relevant to the Boundary Commission
  3. Continually urged those individuals with views to write to the Boundary Commission as part of the public consultation

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