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The recommendations of the Constituency Commission to move North Roscommon into the Sligo-Leitrim constituency is “an illogical and savage butchery of County Roscommon”.
Almost 5,000 people will be moved back into Mayo for future general elections following the publication of the latest Constituency Commission report which was published this week. The previous Constituency Commission report saw around 7,500 people moved from Mayo to Galway West and the county see its number of TDs drop from five to four, even with the return of the 4,873 people to the Mayo constituency for the next election the county will remain as a four seat constituency.
Deputy Peter Burke has had confirmation from the Secretary of the Constituency Commission that the report on any boundary changes will is expected to be published in early summer, and cannot be published any later than July 6.
This week saw the closing date for submissions from members of the public to the Constituency Commission, and of the 369 submissions made to the commission (as were published on the commissions website as of lunch time yesterday), 40 of them related directly to county Mayo and the south Mayo area in particular.
Fine Gael councillor Patsy O'Brien is encouraging people and community groups in south Mayo to make submissions to the Constituency Commission by next Tuesday to try to get the portion of the south of the county that was bundled in with Galway West for general elections brought back into Mayo for future elections.
Deputy Peter Burke has written to the Constituency Commission demanding that Westmeath citizens currently assigned to the Meath East constituency be reunified with Longford-Westmeath for election purposes.