Proposals to reduce the number of MP’s may mean that Hollingbourne’s constituency of Faversham and Mid Kent ceases to exist with Hollingbourne and much of the local area joining with Tonbridge to form a new constituency. Hollingbourne Parish Council has received the following message from the Kent Association of Local Councils about a public consultation which ends on 11the December 2017.
Dear Member Councils
As you will know, the UK Parliament has decided to reduce the number of parliamentary 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 currently conducting a review of parliamentary constituencies and is seeking views on their proposals, which can be accessed via the following link https://www.bce2018.org.uk/. The deadline for comments to the Boundary Commission is 11 December 2017.
Kent Association of Local Councils
Tel 01304 820173
It is understood that the current Hollingbourne MP Mrs Helen Whately will be shortly issuing a statement on this matter and when it is received it will be posted on this website.
Pictured below is Mrs Whately.