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Two senior Tory MPs in jeopardy as plans for major shake-up of UK's constituencies revealed

Two senior Tory MPs in jeopardy as plans for major shake-up of UK's constituencies revealed

Nov 08, 2022

Wales would lose eight seats, going down to 32 MPs - with two seats removed in Scotland to leave 57 MPs.

Northern Ireland would continue to have 18 constituencies.

Sir Gavin Williamson - an embattled Cabinet Office minister facing bullying allegations - could be a casualty of the changes in the next general election.

His Staffordshire constituency is in danger of being carved up, meaning he could face a struggle for reselection.

The shake-up could also affect Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab, potentially putting his future as an MP in jeopardy.

Despite this, Conservative peer Lord Hayward has said that - unless there is an "utter wipeout"

For the Tories at the next election - this party would be the main beneficiary of the changes.

"Broadly the Tories will gain five to ten seats net because the new seats are in overwhelmingly Tory areas," he added.

This is the third time that the Boundary Commission has revised its proposals - and voters are now being urged to give their views by 5 December.