This website use cookies and similar technologies to improve the site and to provide customised content and advertising. By using this site, you agree to this use. To learn more, including how to change your cookie settings, please view our Cookie Policy
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
   You are currently viewing the United Kingdom version of the site.
Would you like to switch to your local site?
Digital Subscriptions > The Oban Times & Lochaber Times > 29th December 2016 > New constituencies will be a travesty

New constituencies will be a travesty


I will give your contributor (D Rixson, The Oban Times, December 15) the benefit of the doubt in that he didn’t deliberately intend to mislead your readers into believing that, because the secretariat of Boundary Commission for Scotland’s office is in Edinburgh, the proposed changes to Westminster parliament constituency boundaries are somehow of our own doing or perhaps even at the behest of the Scottish Government.

For the sake of clarity, the Boundary Commission for Scotland is a public body sponsored and wholly funded by the Scotland Office and chaired (ex-officio) by the speaker of the House of Commons. The deputy chair in effect leads the commission and is appointed by the Lord President of the Court of Session, while the two other commissioners are appointed by the Secretary of State for Scotland.

Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of The Oban Times & Lochaber Times - 29th December 2016
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Issue - 29th December 2016
Or 99 points
Annual Digital Subscription
Or 3299 points
6 Month Digital Subscription
Or 1799 points

View Issues

About The Oban Times & Lochaber Times

Storms cause chaos

Other Articles in this Issue