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Volume 515: debated on Monday 6 September 2010

Constituency Boundaries (Isle of Wight)

I present a petition that collected approximately 14,500 signatures of a total of 17,529 including the electronic petition, which was shown to No. 10 this morning, on the OneWight campaign.

The petition states:

The Petition of residents of the Isle of Wight and others,

Declares that the petitioners believe that the unique circumstances of the Isle of Wight must be recognised in any proposals for parliamentary boundary reform.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons rejects any legislation that would merge any part of the Isle of Wight with a mainland constituency, and that the House of Commons urges the Government to ensure that the Isle of Wight benefits from exceptions similar to those applied to the Scottish Islands with no physical link to the mainland.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.