Scrap one of Cornwall’s six MPs to prevent Devonwall, suggest council officials

Posted By on 13th October 2016

One of Cornwall's six MPs could be abolished, if Boundary Commissioners accept plans being drawn up by County Hall officials. The idea would prevent the need for a cross-border "Devonwall" constituency and will be debated at an extraordinary meeting of Cornwall Council next week.

The Boundary Commission is proposing that Cornwall should share an MP with Devon as part of its bid to reduce the overall number of Parliamentarians from 650 to 600. The Commission is suggesting that the South West region would lose two MPs, with each constituency then having roughly the same number of voters.

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