Wednesday, September 08, 2004
The Boundary Commission announced its findings today on the future shape ofthe Norfolk Parliamentary constituencies. Because of the population growth we get an extra seat. North Norfolk now has 83,000 voters, whereas it should have around 68,000. As a consequence, after the election we lose a slice off the western end which means that the Fakenham and Walsingham areas become part of one of the new seats. I have to say I rather regret that in many ways, but in the end something had to give. I doubt whether there will many champagne corks popping in Norman Lamb's office tonight as the LibDems wanted the other end of the constituency to go.