The Boundary Commission has just published its review of the parliamentary constituencies in the UK and this, if approved, would see the Meon Valley constituency scrapped and merged with adjacent seats. Currently Horndean, Clanfield and Rowlands Castle are part of a parliamentary constituency that extends into Winchester but in 2018 this may instead mirror much of the EHDC boundary but stopping short of Alton.
Previous plans were shelved about 5 years ago during the coalition government when the proposal was a constituency that joined us with Fareham.
George Hollingbery MP who represents us would be left in a position where he would need to contest one of the adjacent seats or stand for selection in one which becomes vacant.
The UK Parliament has decided to reduce the number of constituencies, and therefore MPs, from 650 to 600. In England, the number of constituencies will reduce from 533 to 501.
The Boundary Commission for England is the independent and impartial body that is considering where the boundaries of the new constituencies should be. We must report to Parliament in September 2018.
In doing so, we have to ensure that every new constituency has roughly the same number of electors: no fewer than 71,031 and no more than 78,507. While proposing a set of boundaries which are fairer and more equal, the Commission will also try to reflect geographic factors and local ties. The Commission will also look at the boundaries of existing constituencies and local government patterns in redrawing the map of parliamentary constituency boundaries across England.
Here is a link to the Boundary Commission Website where you can access the map in full and read more information. You can also give your view on this through the website link.
There is also a Public Hearing which will be held in Portsmouth on the 27th October 2016 from 10:00am to 8:00pm at The Guildhall in Portsmouth.