Honiton MP responds to being 'cut in half'

  Posted: 08.06.21 at 13:08 by Hannah Corfield

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Following the boundary review announcement his morning, which would see the Honiton and Tiverton constituency split, people have been sharing their views on the proposals.

The new Honiton constituency would include Honiton, Cullompton, Axminster and Seaton, as well as Sidmouth and Ottery which would be moved from the current East Devon constituency.

In terms of Devon as a whole, the planned changes would mean an additional MP.

We spoke to local MP, Neil Parish, who expressed shock at being 'cut in half'.

He said: “I was not expecting Tiverton and Honiton to be sliced apart. It was certainly a surprise, and this clearly affects my position as the constituency’s MP.

"My current electorate will be split and so I will no longer be able to represent each of my current constituents.

"I will have to await the final proposals in full, to ensure I have all the details, before I can make any decisions on whom I will seek to represent within the new boundaries.”


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