‘Boundary Commission is barking mad’ – councillors vow to unite against proposals

From the Slough Observer:

THE independent public body behind new parliamentary boundary proposals has been labeled ‘barking mad’ as councillors vowed to unite against the ‘dog’s breakfast’ proposals.

The Boundary Commission for England has proposed moving Cippenham Meadows into the Windsor constituency and moving Colnbrook with Poyle into a new county, from Windsor to Spelthorne, Surrey.

Speaking at a full council meeting at The Centre, in Farnham Road, Slough, on Tuesday, councillors unanimously agreed to ‘work hard’ to oppose the plans.

Councillor Rob Anderson, leader of the council, labeled the body as ‘barking mad’ with Cllr James Swindlehurst adding: “It’s a dog’s breakfast. We are on top of opposing this in the strongest possible terms.”

Slough MP Fiona Mactaggart has reacted angrily to the plans, which are part of a nationwide review and were released in October.

Cllr Dexter Smith, of Colnbrook with Poyle, added: “The residents of Colnbrook with Poyle will be severely disadvantaged. I strongly urged the council to reject these proposals.”

Council chief executive Ruth Bagley will now submit a response to the body.

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