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Changes to the constituencies ahead of the General Election

The general election is just over a month away and people are being reminded about a number of changes to the parliamentary boundaries across Dudley borough.

A review of boundaries took place last year which means changes to where people vote on July 4.

Some wards of neighbouring Sandwell are being brought in while some Dudley borough wards will now fall under neighbouring authorities, for the parliamentary constituencies only.

The Dudley Borough parliamentary constituency is now made up of Brockmoor and Pensnett, Castle and Priory, Gornal, Sedgley, St James's, St Thomas's and Upper Gornal and Woodsetton and a small part of Coseley.

The Halesowen parliamentary constituency consists of Belle Vale, Cradley and Wollescote, Halesowen North, Halesowen South, Hayley Green and Cradley South, Quarry Bank and Dudley Wood, as well as Blackheath and Cradley Heath and Old Hill from Sandwell.

Stourbridge parliamentary constituency is now made up of Amblecote, Brierley Hill and Wordsley South, Lye and Stourbridge North, Netherton and Holly Hall, Norton, Pedmore and Stourbridge East and Wollaston and Stourbridge Town.

Kingswinford and South Staffordshire County constituency has taken in Kingswinford North and Wall Heath, Kingswinford South and Wordsley North wards from Dudley borough to add to South Staffordshire including Bilbrook, Codsall North, Codsall South, Himley and Swindon, Kinver, Pattingham and Patshull, Perton Dippons, Perton East, Perton Lakeside, Trysull and Seisdon, Wombourne North and Lower Penn, Wombourne South East and Wombourne South West

Finally, Tipton and Wednesbury Borough constituency has taken in Coseley from Dudley borough to add to Friar Park, Great Bridge, Hateley Heath, Princes End, Tipton Green, Wednesbury North and Wednesbury South.

People must be registered by June 18 if they want to vote in the elections and they must also have photo ID if they want to vote at a polling station. There is a full list of acceptable forms of ID on the council’s website.

Kevin O’Keefe, Dudley Council chief executive and acting returning officer for Dudley, Halesowen and Stourbridge, said:

The recent boundary review means that there are some changes to where people will vote and in what constituency. It is important people understand this as we get closer to the election day.

And obviously, people can only vote if they are registered. It’s quick and easy to do and there’s more information on our website.

For more information visit the council’s website at www.dudley.gov.uk/elections

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