The constituency of Tunbridge Wells will remain largely intact if the current proposals for the redrawing of national constituencies goes ahead.
The proposals outlined in the 2023 boundary review are intended to standardise constituency sizes across the UK to ensure that the vast majority have between 69,724 and 77,062 registered voters each.
This has led to the creation of a number of new seats in the South East, with the Tunbridge Wells constituency losing the rural ward of Hawkhurst and Sandhurst to a newly created Wealden constituency.
No further changes for Tunbridge Wells have been proposed, resulting in far less disruption than the boundary proposals put forward in 2017 which would have split the town of Tunbridge Wells into three different parliamentary constituencies.
Commenting on the new proposals, Greg Clark said: “These proposals are a big improvement on the last plan which would have carved up the town of Tunbridge Wells into three different constituencies.
“However, I love representing the villages of Hawkhurst and Sandhurst and I would be very sad to lose them. But these are only initial proposals and are subject to change. There is a long way to go yet and experience has taught us not to assume that the first draft will be the final plan.”