NE Cambs to be torn up in proposed changes to parliamentary boundaries
FENLAND’S parliamentary boundaries could be torn up with March and Wisbech placed in a new constituency alongside Downham Market, according to a leaked report.
North East Cambridgeshire would be broken up with Fenland’s market towns would carved into three new constituencies. Chatteris would be included in the Huntingdon area and Whittlesey in a new Peterborough South constituency.
The Boundary Commission for England review, leaked on the Guido Fawkes website, proposes that 13 wards from Fenland, including the towns of March and Wisbech, are included in a new Wisbech and Downham Market constituency.
This would cross the boundary between Cambridgeshire and Norfolk and would contain 13 wards from the west of the Borough of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk.
The proposed Huntingdon constituency would contain seven wards from Fenland, including the town of Chatteris.
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The new Peterborough South constituency would also contain seven wards from Fenland, including the town of Whittlesey.
Boundary commissioners will today set out the alterations, which could reduce the total number of MPs in England in time for a 2015 general election.
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It is not being proposed that Cambridgeshire will lose any of their MPs, but some could take on new villages and even towns.
The public can have their say on these proposed changes during a 12-week consultation which launched today and will end on December 5.
People can make representations in writing or in person after attending one of a series of public hearings being held during the consultation period.
The address for written representations is: Boundary Commission for England, 35 Great Smith Street, London SW1P 3BQ. Or e-mail email@example.com