Shake-up planned for Bath and NE Somerset seats
UNDER proposals from the Boundary Commission for England, the size of the Bath parliamentary constituency could be increased at the next general election while the North-East East Somerset one is reduced.
The expanded Bath constituency would include the wards of Bathavon North, which the Lib Dems claimed from the Conservatives at the 2019 council elections.
The North-East Somerset constituency currently held by Conservative Jacob Rees-Mogg might be redrawn, with its western part being renamed Keynsham and North-East Somerset and taking in the firmly Conservative South Gloucestershire wards of Hanham, Longwell Green, Parkwall & Warmley, and Bitton & Oldland Common.
Commission secretary Tim Bowden said: ‘We consider all feedback received during the consultation process, and it is your local knowledge that helps us to shape constituencies that best reflect your local area. It is easy to get involved – view our proposals and have your say through our online consultation portal – www.bcereviews.org.uk.’