Boundary changes explained - Kingston and Surbiton
By adam_leone | Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 13:48
Why are they changing the boundaries of where we live?
The Boundary Commission for England reviews Parliamentary constituency boundaries every five years.
Under new rules laid down by Parliament, 2013 could see substantial changes to constituency boundaries, meaning that, depending on where you live, you could end up being labelled under a different area.
The benefits of a boundary change?
The total number of constituencies in the UK will reduce from 533 to 502, meaning some MP's could be made redundant.
The aim is to try and get an equal number of electors in each area.
Initial Proposals, which haven't changed since September 2011, suggest that the following areas would be included in "Kingston and Surbiton."
* Chessington South
* Chessington North and Hook
* Tolworth and Hook Rise
* Surbiton Hill
* St Mark's
Another consultation period has been opened until December 2012, so If you want to have your say on the plans above, click here.