Revised proposals for MP constituency boundaries due next month

The next set of boundary review proposals will be issued next month (October) and will be subject to an eight week consultation.

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The Boundary Commission for England have today (Wednesday) announced that it will publish revised proposals for new constituency boundaries next month.

The Boundary Review proposals will see the Isle of Wight have two MPs at the next general election.

The proposals will be issued on Tuesday 17 October 2017 and will mark the start of an eight-week consultation period, which will close on Monday 11 December 2017.

The Isle of Wight currently has one MP, Conservative Bob Seely, for a voting constituency of 110,683.

Wednesday, 13th September, 2017 2:24pm



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iain mckie

I think that the boundaries report is unlikely to be implemented as its purpose (as i understand) was to reduce the overall number of MPs from 650 to 600. It was in the press a week or so ago that Theresa May was performing a U Turn on this, so the idea of 2 MPs for the Island is likely to be shelved.


And turn down the opportunity to turn one safe Tory seat into two safe Tory seats?

I doubt it.

iain mckie

I don’t believe that they can accept the BC recommendations for the sake of the IW without accepting their other proposals. My instinct is that the Government fears defeat on the Bill itself, and that any future election based upon 600 MPs would bring greater unpredictability (as results this year showed).

iain mckie

Does this mean that Our Glorious Leader will have to make a decision about something? Oh, dear.


What? Mrs Mayhem?

That’s a little unfair. She does make decisions. She decided to hold a General Election, for one. OK, maybe not the best decision in the world, but it *was* a decision 😀

iain mckie

it makes you wonder if the Conservative MPs who campaigned under “standing with Theresa May” will resign if she is no longer leader.