Name of Atherstone's constituency to change after boundary review

  Posted: 08.06.21 at 09:16 by The Editor

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Planned changed to constituency boundaries could see the name of Atherstone's constituency officially changed.

Whilst little geographical changes will take place, the constituency could change name from 'North Warwickshire' to 'Bedworth and North Warwickshire.'

If plans are approved, the electorate for the new Bedworth and North Warwickshire constituency would increase from to 70,000 from the 67,000 in the current North Warwickshire boundaries.

The Boundary Commission for England says the aim is to make Parliament fairer by giving each MP a roughly similar number of voters.

Scotland and Wales will see the number of MPs cut - while England gains 10 seats overall.

The changes are due to happen in 2023.

The initial proposals will now be subject to consultations and revisions.

This first one will run for eight weeks before closing on 2 August.

A second consultation with public hearings will then get under way in spring 2022, followed by a final four-week consultation on revised plans in autumn 2022.

Final recommendations are due by 1 July 2023, after which the government has four months to alter the plans.

The changes will only come into effect in late 2023, which could be be too late for the next election if PM Boris Johnson decides to call it early.

Follow this link to view the changes and make a response.

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