BURNHAM-ON-SEA'S MP James Heappey has described proposed electoral boundary changes as "great news", should Somerset send two additional representatives Parliament.

The Boundary Commission for England is looking at levelling up the number of electors in each constituency, by redrawing and renaming some seats.

There will be plenty of public consultation before any final decision is taken, but any changes agreed on could be in place ahead of the next General Election.

Those changes could see Burnham-on-Sea, Berrow, Highbridge and Huntspill come under a new Bridgwater constituency, which would be disconnected from West Somerset.

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Mr Heappey, the MP for the Wells constituency which currently contains Burnham and its neighbouring towns and villages, commented: "Most importantly, the redrawing of constituency boundaries will level up the size of constituencies across the United Kingdom and address the democratic deficit.

“In that respect, it is great news that Somerset gains two additional voices in Westminster.

"The next step is to look carefully at the Boundary Commission’s recommendations to make sure that they work for local communities.”