BOUNDARIES SCOTLAND ANNOUNCMENT OF LOCAL INQUIRY INTO PROPOSED CONSTITUENCY FOR THE SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT
SNP MSP Colin Beattie has welcomed the announcement today that Boundaries Scotland are including Midlothian North and Musselburgh as one of the 6 proposed constituencies that will have a Local Inquiry into the provisional proposals for the Second Review of the Scottish Parliament constituency boundaries.
The Local Enquiry for Midlothian North and Musselburgh will take place on 7 December 2023 at Musselburgh Racecourse. Colin Beattie MSP has announced his intention to speak at the enquiry.
Commenting, Colin Beattie MSP said,
“I welcome the opportunity to speak at the Local Enquiry into the proposed boundaries of the Midlothian North and Musselburgh constituency.
Whilst i understand the need for balancing numbers I believe that the proposed boundaries need reconsidered as to how it can link communities with common values and culture so that the constituency itself makes sense. This should be about the people and the communities; it should not be purely a numbers-based exercise.”
During the initial consultation Colin Beattie MSP provided feedback to Boundaries Scotland regarding the Second Review of the Scottish Parliament Boundaries.
I have read through the proposals to change the boundaries of my constituency of Midlothian North and Musselburgh and considered the impact of such changes carefully. I now feel I must raise my objections.
I object on the following grounds:
If the Commission makes changes to its Initial Proposals, regardless of whether a Local Inquiry has been held, it will consult for a further period of one month in 2024.
Anyone wishing to speak at an inquiry is invited to contact the Commission on 0131 244 2001 or email email@example.com