Sidmouth to become part of Honiton constituency – consultation

“There would probably be ‘pros and cons’ to the changes.”

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Changes are afoot in constituency boundaries.

These are the proposals from 2018:

Initial proposals for new Parliamentary constituency boundaries in the South West region

And these are the latest proposals:

2023 Review | Boundary Commission for England

The Guardian asks the obvious question:

Why are UK constituencies being changed and what will the impact be? | Boundary changes | The Guardian

And the BBC gives some analysis:

Boundary review: Winners and losers from proposed changes – BBC News

Devon Live looks at proposals at county level:

Electoral map shake-up: Devon and Somerset constituency proposed with extra MP – Devon Live

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The Nub News considers the view from Sidmouth:

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Proposed boundary shake-up would see Sidmouth as part of Honiton constituency

The current East Devon constituency, represented by Simon Jupp MP, covers Topsham, Exmouth, Sidmouth, Ottery St Mary, and Clyst St Mary.

The new proposed Honiton constituency would have Sidmouth and Ottery on its western border, with Axminster on its eastern edge.

Proposed boundary shake-up would see Sidmouth as part of Honiton constituency | sidmouth.nub.news

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Local MPs and town council chairman respond to shake-up of parliamentary constituencies

Reactions have been coming in following the boundary review announcement his morning, which would see Sidmouth becoming part of the Honiton parliamentary constituency.

A public consultation’s under way on the re-drawing of the boundary lines, which will create a new constituency for Exmouth, including Budleigh Salterton and Topsham, and another for the Tiverton area…

The chairman of Sidmouth Town Council, Ian Barlow, said there would probably be ‘pros and cons’ to the changes, but he would be disappointed if they result in Sidmouth losing Simon Jupp, the current East Devon MP, as the town’s parliamentary representative…

Local MPs and town council chairman respond to shake-up of parliamentary constituencies | sidmouth.nub.news

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The public can have its say with a consultation open to 2nd August.

Here are the proposed changes in detail, plus the chance to submit a response:

BCE Consultation Portal

   
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