I recently referred to the Boundary Commission’s exercise to reduce the number of MPs from 650 to 600 and the proposal to split the current Ludlow constituency – of which Much Wenlock is part.
Having taken soundings locally, and also being asked by Much Wenlock Town Council, I spoke at the Boundary Commission hearing in Shrewsbury on 7th November. I made the case for Much Wenlock to be part of the new Ludlow & Leominster constituency with changes to the proposals to exclude two Bromyard wards. This counter-proposal means that the new constituency elector numbers would still satisfy the required criterion. See www.bce2018.org.uk.
Our MP, Philip Dunne, spoke along similar lines in the same session and we were supported by Lord (Jeff) Rooker, the former Labour minister, who nowadays lives in Ludlow. The comments on the consultation will be published in early 2017 as part of the secondary consultation.