People in Wrexham are being urged to respond to the Boundary Commission for Wales’ consultation on its proposed new map of Wales’ parliamentary constituencies.

The Commission has published its initial proposals, which would significantly alter constituencies across Wales, as the country faces a reduction in its number of MPs from the current 40 to 32.

The consultation is now open and will close on November 3, 2021. Residents can have their say on the proposals both locally and nationally, and are encouraged to send in their views whether they support or oppose the proposals.

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The Boundary Commission for Wales has established a brand-new online consultation portal where residents can view the proposals and make comments on specific elements of them. The portal can be accessed at bcw-reviews.org.uk.

The proposals can also be seen at bcomm-wales.gov.uk, or at a number of local “places of deposit” which are listed on the Commission’s website – in Wrexham this is The Guildhall.

Those who would prefer to respond to the consultation via means other than the consultation portal can send in their views via email to bcw@boundaries.wales or by post to Boundary Commission for Wales, Ground Floor, Hastings House, Cardiff, CF24 0BL.

Each constituency proposed by the Commission must contain between 69,724 and 77,062 electors.

The Commission will consider all representations received within the consultation period but have stressed that representations are strengthened where they propose workable alternatives with regards to neighbouring constituencies.

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