Tilbury set to switch constituencies

  Posted: 08.06.21 at 06:41 by The Editor

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PLANNED changed to constituency boundaries could see Tilbury moved into the South Basildon and East Thurrock ward.

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.

You can see the new boundary lines via this link.

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