RESIDENTS have under a week left to voice their views on a controversial plan to reshape Bromsgrove’s constituency.

The Boundary Commission for England has drawn up new constituency boundaries across the country in order to reduce the number of MPs.

It aims reduce the number of constituencies in the UK from 650 to 600, and try and even up the sizes by number of constituents, with every constituency meant to hold between 71,000 and 78,000 voters.

Yet the proposals in Bromsgrove will see a number of villages axed from Bromsgrove's boundaries – a move which has already been met with opposition by councillors and residents.

Plans would see Rubery North and South fall into the Northfield constituency, and Cofton – which includes Cofton Hackett and Lickey – become part of Redditch.

District wards Alvechurch Village, Alvechurch South, Barnt Green and Hopwood, Wythall West, Drakes Cross and Hollywood would also form a larger Redditch constituency.

A Bromsgrove and Droitwich Spa constituency would then emerge, handing Sajid Javid MP key parts of south Worcestershire.

Mr Javid has previously expressed his support in the proposals to the Advertiser, saying: “I wish I could keep the boundaries exactly as they are.

“However, we have unequal sized constituencies and it’s important we make necessary changes for a fairer voting system.

“There has to be some change and it would be unfair for me to object the proposals, when they improve our overall democratic system.”

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