SOME changes to the county’s electoral boundaries have been proposed as part of the biggest shake-up of constituencies for over a decade.

But there are no planned changes to West Worcestershire that includes Tenbury.

Under proposals posted several years ago it had been intended to make major changes to the West Worcestershire constituency.

This would have seen Tenbury becoming part of a new Malvern and Ledbury seat.

The only boundary to change slightly in Worcestershire’s six parliamentary constituencies would be Redditch under proposals by the Boundary Commission for England.

The biggest change would see Dodderhill, which includes Wychbold and Upton Warren, and Harvington and Norton move from Mid Worcestershire to Redditch.

Mid Worcestershire would be renamed ‘Droitwich and Evesham’ and the Wyre Forest constituency would be renamed to ‘Kidderminster’ under the proposals.

The constituency boundary for the Worcester seat, which has not changed since 1992, would remain the same as would West Worcestershire.

Unlike previous reviews, the total number of seats in the House of Commons will stay at 650, instead of the long-held desire to cut numbers to 600, but changes in population mean England is set to have 543 MPs with Wales 32 and Scotland 57. That means an extra 10 seats for England, with Wales losing eight and Scotland’s constituencies cut by two.

The task of reconfiguring parliamentary constituencies is being carried out by the independent Boundary Commission for England and, if approved, will not be in place until 2023.

The current constituency boundaries have been in use since 2010 and the two previous boundary reviews in 2013 or 2018 have yet to be adopted.

In March 2020, the Government announced it would be pushing ahead with the delayed shake-up of boundaries.