New parliamentary changes proposed today for Nottinghamshire would result in the Gedling seat disappearing altogether, it has been revealed.
Under the new proposals, Gedling, which is held by Labour MP Vernon Coaker, would largely be absorbed by a new Nottingham East and Carlton seat.
The boundaries of most of the county’s constituencies would change if recommendations by the Electoral Commission are approved by government.Nottingham East, which is held by Labour’s Chris Leslie, would become Nottingham East and Carlton.
The final report was published today by the Electoral Commission following months of consultation and planning.
It will now be sent to the Government for final approval.
The commission was tasked with reducing the overall number of constituencies across the country from 650 to 600.
Secretary to the Electoral Commission, Sam Hartley, said, “The recommendations we’ve published today mark the end of a thorough and consultative process to build the new map of constituencies.
“We’ve travelled the country, taken account of over 35,000 public comments, and heard many impassioned views about how best to reflect local communities in our recommendations, while ensuring that constituencies are all much more equally represented.
“We’re confident that the map we propose today is the best match of the legal rules Parliament has set us. It’s now up to Parliament to decide whether these boundaries will be used at the next general election.”
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