Proposed Parliamentary Seat Change Puts Semley And Donheads In Different Constituencies

Back in 2018, the Boundary Commission proposed a new parliamentary constituency that would have tied Shaftesbury to Warminster.

South-West Wiltshire MP Dr Andrew Murrison

The MP who won that seat would serve both Wiltshire and Dorset residents. The plan was not adopted, but now there’s a proposal to increase the number of MPs in the Shaftesbury area from two to three. And Semley will end up in a different constituency to The Donheads and Berwick St John if these proposals to split the current Wiltshire seat are adopted.

South-West Wiltshire MP Dr Andrew Murrison gave us his opinion when he visited constituents at Semley Village Hall yesterday.