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Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:00 pm on 18th November 2016.

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Photo of Steve Double Steve Double Conservative, St Austell and Newquay 1:00 pm, 18th November 2016

I want to start by saying that I will be supporting the Bill and concur with the points made by my hon. Friend Mr Bone about why he supports it. However, I will mainly talk about the impact that the proposed boundary changes will have on Cornwall. I want to explain why people in Cornwall, my constituents in particular, feel so strongly about this issue and have urged me to speak up today.

Many hon. Members will be aware that the restrictions in the current legislation mean that Cornwall will have to share an MP with Devon. There will have to be a seat that crosses the border between north-east Cornwall and north-west Devon.