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World War Two soldier Ted Stanley is laid to rest in the Netherlands

A soldier from the Wirral who was killed in World War Two has finally been laid to rest 72 years after his death.

Ted Stanley died in the Battle of Arnhem, his body lay in a mass grave until years of research finally identified him.

The grave of World War Two soldier Ted Stanley Credit: ITV Granada, Paul Crone

Today at a special ceremony in the Netherlands, his family and relatives saw him finally laid to rest with his own headstone.

From Arnhem, Paul Crone reports.

Full list of proposed 68 parliamentary constituencies in the North West

Here's a list of House of Commons constituencies as set out in the initial proposals of the Boundary Commission's review, covering unchanged, amended and new seats and their electorates.

  • Note: CC = county constituency, BC = borough constituency.
  • 1. Accrington CC 72,513
  • 2. Altrincham & Tatton Park CC 77,647
  • 3. Ashton-under-Lyne BC 76,869
  • 4. Barrow & Furness CC 75,278
  • 5. Bebington & Heswall CC 75,393
  • 6. Birkenhead BC 72,672
  • 7. Blackburn BC 72,816
  • 8. Blackley & Broughton BC 72,003
  • 9. Blackpool North & Fleetwood BC 71,687
  • 10. Blackpool South BC 74,876
  • 11. Bolton North East BC 73,610
  • 12. Bolton West CC 77,798
  • 13. Bootle BC 77,290
  • 14. Bramhall & Poynton CC 76,106
  • 15. Burnley CC 76,133
  • 16. Bury BC 72,781
  • 17. Carlisle CC 76,825
  • 18. Chorley CC 73,323
  • 19. City of Chester CC 73,723
  • 20. Clitheroe & Colne CC 76,972
  • 21. Congleton CC 71,287
  • 22. Crewe & Nantwich CC 72,326
  • 23. Eddisbury & Northwich CC 71,748
  • 24. Ellesmere Port & Neston CC 77,028
  • 25. Failsworth & Droylsden BC 78,502
  • 26. Farnworth BC 71,142
  • 27. Fylde CC 72,103
  • 28. Garston & Halewood BC 71,942
  • 29. Halton BC 75,381
  • 30. Knowsley BC 77,916
  • 31. Lancaster and Morecambe CC 74,361
  • 32. Leigh CC 73,070
  • 33. Littleborough & Saddleworth CC 75,203
  • 34. Liverpool Riverside BC 77,665
  • 35. Liverpool Wavertree BC 76,261
  • 36. Liverpool West Derby BC 73,950
  • 37. Macclesfield CC 73,696
  • 38. Makerfield CC 71,857
  • 39. Manchester Central BC 76,173
  • 40. Manchester Gorton BC 74,227
  • 41. Manchester Withington BC 74,616
  • 42. Marple & Hyde CC 74,907
  • 43. North Lancashire CC 71,284
  • 44. Oldham BC 74,240
  • 45. Penrith and Solway CC 72,284
  • 46. Preston BC 77,324
  • 47. Prestwich & Middleton BC 76,824
  • 48. Rochdale CC 73,781
  • 49. Rossendale & Darwen CC 74,991
  • 50. Salford & Eccles BC 74,161
  • 52. South Ribble CC 75,318
  • 53. Southport CC 75,828
  • 54. St Helens North BC 72,060
  • 55. St Helens South & Whiston BC 74,885
  • 56. Stockport North & Denton BC 75,516
  • 57. Stockport South & Cheadle BC 71,841
  • 58. Stretford & Urmston BC 76,104
  • 59. Wallasey BC 76,052
  • 60. Warrington North BC 76,183
  • 61. Warrington South BC 76,806
  • 62. Weaver Vale CC 73,327
  • 63. West Lancashire CC 76,861
  • 64. Westmorland & Lonsdale CC 72,371
  • 65. Wigan CC 72,733
  • 66. Workington & Whitehaven CC 77,239
  • 67. Worsley & Eccles South CC 72,316
  • 68. Wythenshawe & Sale East BC 75,919

Shake up planned for the region's parliamentary constituencies

Fewer MPs will occupy seats in Parliament. Credit: Press Association.

Plans to reduce the number of parliamentary constituencies in the region have been announced.

Massive changes to the boundaries, part of a national shake up ahead of the 2020 general election, would mean there would be seven fewer North West MPs - from 75 to 68.

George Osbourne's Tatton constituency is among those expected to be split up.

Just 14 of those 75 constituencies would remain unchanged under the Boundary Commission's plans.

Among the proposals are seats which cross traditional county borders -one covering parts of Lancashire and Merseyside, and a second covering parts of Wirral and Cheshire - the commission has even considered a constituency which crosses the River Mersey.

  • The proposals at a glance:
  • Cumbria will fall from six to five constituencies.
  • Lancashire will be allocated 14 constituencies, a reduction of two.
  • Merseyside's number will fall from from 15 to 13 - but that includes a proposed Wirral/Cheshire or Wirral/Liverpool constituency.
  • Greater Manchester will lose two constituencies and have 25 in total.
  • Cheshire will have 10, a reduction of one, including the proposed Cheshire/Wirral seat.

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