The Boundary Commission’s proposals for constituency changes mean the entirety of Fylde Borough will remain in the parliamentary seat.
Earlier proposals saw the Boundary Commission suggest St Leonard’s and Kilnhouse wards become part of the Blackpool South constituency.
Fylde MP Mark Menzies said: “The most important thing in this review was to ensure the borough of Fylde remained intact within the constituency seat.
“I am delighted to see the Boundary Commission, following our earlier representations, have agreed that is the most sensible way forward.
“The earlier proposals to hive off two wards in St Annes and give them to Blackpool South have now been dropped. It made no sense whatsoever to split St Annes – it is vital we keep communities together when looking at electoral ward boundaries. Thank-you to everyone who joined me in writing to the Boundary Commission to call for St Annes to remain united.”
The review is being held with a view to changes being implemented in 2023. The Boundary Commission is making changes to ensure MPs have a similar number of constituents; they must have no less than 69,724 Parliamentary electors and no more than 77,062.
The North West is likely to lose two constituencies in the shake-up.
The Boundary Commission’s proposals for Fylde would see Cottam and Lea move into the Preston constituency, while all three Poulton wards would become part of Fylde.
“Should the changes go through as suggested, we will also see Poulton become a fourth Fylde town centre and I believe the decision to keep Poulton together in one constituency is also incredibly important,” added Mr Menzies.