So the latest boundary review has reported. It should be the final one. N0rthern Ireland loses just one constituency, as its share of the 50 that have to go under the coalition’s Rules of Redistribution.
The BBC have a broad outline of the major changes in Northern Ireland…
Dungiven will no longer be split between three constituencies, instead it will be moved to Sperrin.
Lagan Valley and Strangford will also disappear from the constituency map.
The new plan will see the creation of the Causeway constituency on the north coast, merging part of East Londonderry with part of North Antrim and a small section of East Antrim.
The remainder of North Antrim is renamed Mid Antrim and takes in parts of East Antrim and South Antrim.
South Antrim, in turn, takes part of a defunct Lagan Valley.
Another portion of Lagan Valley merges with a section of Strangford, and a small part of South Down, to become Mid Down.
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