MP James Heappey welcomes boundary changes
MP James Heappey has this week welcomed new Boundary Commission
proposals to redraw the political map.
the planned constituency boundary changes, the Wells constituency
- which includes Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge - would be redrawn.
Heappey said: "I welcome the principle of more even constituency
sizes as it is unfair that some MPs have 20,000 fewer constituents
"However, I would be hugely sad to lose Shepton Mallet and
the villages in the Mendip Hills."
are still far from certain this will happen but, no matter what
I will continue to proudly serve these communities until, and if,
these proposals are enacted."
changes to constituencies across the South West are on
display here and residents have until 11th December 2017 to
provide any feedback.
proposed constituency boundaries in England, Scotland and Wales
have been drawn up on the basis the total number of MPs will be
cut from 650 to 600.
approved the principle of reducing the size of the Commons in 2011,
intended as a cost-saving measure in the wake of the expenses scandal.
it is uncertain whether the Commons will end up backing the detailed
plans. If they do so, the proposed new constituencies will take
effect in 2022, the scheduled date of the next election.