MASSIVE CHANGES to Commons constituencies are being announced on Tuesday as part of plans to reduce the number of MPs from 650 to 600 – with Labour expected to be hardest hit.
The initial boundary alteration proposals for England and Wales follow those for Northern Ireland which were disclosed last week. Plans for Scotland are due to be published on October 20.
Jeremy Corbyn’s parliamentary seat ‘could be abolished’
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s seat in Parliament could be abolished under proposals from the Boundary Commission for England.
Mr Corbyn represents the Islington North constituency in London, and much of it is expected to form part of a new Finsbury Park and Stoke Newington seat.
Mr Corbyn would be entitled to seek selection as Labour’s candidate.
A source close to the Labour leader said there was “every reason to believe Jeremy will have a seat to contest”.
The total number of MPs is to be reduced from 650 to 600 under government plans.
The boundary commissions for England and Wales are drawing up plans for new constituencies, with proposed details being published on Tuesday.
Boundary Commission 2018 review: