THE NEW parliamentary boundaries for Salisbury and the rest of Wiltshire have been announced. 

On June 28, the Boundary Commission for England published its final recommendations for the alteration of boundaries of electoral constituencies across the country.

The aim is to rebalance the eligible voting populations within constituencies to between 69,724 and 77,062 people.

It is the result of a review and consultation with members of the public, all MPs, and all political parties since 2021.

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Under the final proposal, the shape of the Salisbury constituency will see the loss of the Till Valley, Amesbury East and Bulford, Amesbury West and Amesbury South wards.

The constituency will gain the Tisbury and Nadder Valley wards as well as the remainder of the Fovant and Chalke Valley division.

A new constituency of East Wiltshire is recommended, which would include Amesbury, which the report was opposed, with it being suggested that Amesbury identifies more closely with Salisbury than with the towns to the north of Salisbury Plain.

The Boundary Commission said it wants to increase the electorate of the Salisbury constituency to include the whole of the Fovant and Chalke Valley ward and the Tisbury ward, "which also allowed for the South West Wiltshire constituency to fall within the permitted range."

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Mr Glen said: "I am, of course, sad to be saying goodbye to parts of the constituency which many would only ever identify with being a part of the Salisbury constituency.

"Over the past 13 years, it has been an honour to serve the people of Amesbury, Shrewton and the Woodford Valley who share a great affinity to Salisbury, and I know this news of boundary changes may come as a disappointment. I can assure you that I will remain your MP until the next election and continue to represent you to the best of my ability in Parliament."

To residents in Tisbury, Fovant and the Nadder Valley, he added: "I look forward to spending more time listening to your concerns over the coming weeks and months in the run-up to the next general election.

"I aim to earn your trust and to learn more about the issues that need addressing in your communities. I can assure you that your voices will be recognised as equally important to those areas already established in the Salisbury constituency."

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