Proposed new constituency to include South Park and Woodhatch with Horley and Dorking

Some parliamentary constituencies  have more electors than others. To even out electors per MP, the independent Boundary Commission has proposals for new constituency boundaries for 2023. Their proposal is for South Park and Woodhatch and Horley to form part of a brand new constituency with Dorking, called “Dorking and Horley”. This means people in South Park and Woodhatch, for example, would be represented by a different MP to the rest of Reigate, even though most people will feel themselves to be part of the town. Banstead however  – further away –  will stay in the Reigate constituency. Horley’s main roads lead to Redhill and Reigate, not Dorking.

In terms of keeping communities together the proposals don’t make great sense.

You can see a map of the proposed new boundaries here:

You might like to take a look at as well – started by local residents keen to raise awareness of this issue.

In its previous review, the B0undary Commission changed more than half of its proposals to reflect local knowledge submitted by the public. The deadline for responding to these proposals is August 2nd 2021. You can give your views here:

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