Above: A map of the proposed boundary changes (red), with current constituency borders (blue)
Hanover and Elm Grove is set to move from the constituency of Brighton Pavilion to Brighton Kemptown at the next general election, as part of proposals to change constituency boundaries in the UK.
The boundary changes, part of a 2023 Review of constituencies across the country, is unlikely to significantly change the political map of the city.
However, Hanover – which elected three Green councillors at the last local election – will now no longer have Green MP Caroline Lucas as its representative in Westminster; Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle would instead represent the ward.
Meanwhile, all of Queen’s Park ward – which is currently split between the two Brighton constituencies – would now fall into Brighton Pavilion. Queen’s Park elected two Labour and one Green councillor in 2019.
Hove constituency, represented by Labour’s Peter Kyle, is set to remain unchanged. This follows controversy after the last proposals for boundary changes saw Hove Park incorporated into Brighton Pavilion, before being readjusted due to complaints from locals. However, Hove’s constituency will be renamed ‘Hove and Brighton West’ under the plans.
A eight-week consultation begins today, and full maps of England can be viewed here.
More to follow.