Proposed changes to parliamentary constituency boundaries which would see four areas removed from Stroud are being consulted on.
Chalford, Bisley, Painswick and Upton and Hardwicke would become part of the Cotswolds Constituency under plans by the Boundary Commission for England which would see the South West gain three more parliamentary seats.
Wotton-under-Edge and Kingswood wards would move to the Stroud Constituency, as the commission attempt to create constituencies with 69,725 to 77,062 voters.
“This is a critical part of our democracy and an essential process for our constituency to make sure that individual votes are of broadly equal weight. It’s important the community has a chance to view the proposed changes, and have their say,” said Hannah Emery, Stroud District Council Corporate Policy and Governance Manager.
The boundary commission wants to hear from residents and communities to make sure their final recommendations to Parliament take account of local views and knowledge.
From June 8 until August 2, 2021 the BCE are holding an eight-week consultation, allowing you to share your knowledge about your local area.
The Commission considers every piece of feedback that it receives, whether that is about where the constituency boundaries should be or the name of the constituency.
The Boundary Commission will make its final recommendations to Parliament by July 1, 2023.
It won’t have an effect on any local services such as bin collections or schools – the changes only relate to Parliamentary constituencies.
To view interactive maps showing the proposed changes, and to submit your feedback click here.