Penrose calls on people to make submissions to Boundary Commission

05 August 2016

Deputy Penrose is calling on all constituents who were transferred to the Meath West constituency to make a submission to the boundary commission once it is operating requesting a return to Longford Westmeath.

Deputy Penrose commented: “I will be making a submission to the boundary commission to remedy the situation whereby a significant portion of Westmeath has been severed for electoral purposes.

“Huge geographical areas in Westmeath such as: Castlepollard, Delvin, Clonmelin, Collinstown and Fore were transferred to the Meath West constituency under a previous boundary review. This amounts to over 6,000 people moved out of the Longford Westmeath constituency.

“As a TD I have continued to represent the concerns and issues people in Castlepollard, Delvin, Clonmelin and Collinstown face despite them not being in my electoral area.

“I know that by and large the people in these areas want to return to the Longford Westmeath constituency because they have a clear affinity with the geographical entity of Westmeath, from an administrative, cultural and sporting perspective and their local municipal administrative area is Mullingar.

“I am therefore calling on community groups, voluntary organisations and individuals to make submissions to the boundary commission to help ensure the integrity of the Longford Westmeath constituency is restored and the people in these areas get the representation they deserve”  

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