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DAVE DOOGAN MP WELCOMES “RESTORATION OF ANGUS NAME” IN NEW CONSTITUENCY

MP HAS WON RECOGNITION OF HISTORIC COUNTY AFTER DISCUSSION WITH BOUNDARY COMMISSION

Dave Doogan MP has today welcomed the announcement from the Boundary Commission that the proposed “North Tayside” constituency will now be called “Angus and Perthshire Glens”.

The MP had argued strongly against the erasure of Angus from the political map, however the Boundary Commission pressed ahead with their proposed new boundaries which remove Angus as a constituency.

As a fallback option, the MP argued that the constituency name should refer to the communities and landscapes contained within the new boundary and that the name “Angus” should not be deleted from the electoral map.

Commenting on the change, Dave Doogan MP said:

“The Boundary Commission were set on the geographical make-up of the new constituency, side-lining local concerns about its’ size, layout, and erasure of Angus. Moreover, their proposed name of North Tayside was utterly meaningless to local people.

“I am therefore pleased that the Boundary Commission have listened to me and my concerned constituents who railed against the disappearance of Angus from the political map.

“After petitioning the boundary commission, I am delighted that we have won the maintenance of Angus on the electoral map together with Perthshire, and a reference to the extraordinary landscapes ranging from Montrose to Rannoch Station.”

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