The Parliamentary constituency which includes Penarth – “Cardiff South and Penarth” – is set to disappear under proposals tabled today by the Boundary Commission for Wales.
The huge sprawling constituency – the largest in Wales – has now more than 72,395 electors and is set to disappear under new plans which will make every constituency in Wales of approximately the same size.
Under the overall proposals Wales will lose 11 of its existing 40 MPs as the number of parliamentary constituencies is cut to just 29.
Penarth would sit within the new “Vale of Glamorgan East” constituency under the proposed arrangements .
The new seats in South Wales are named – provisionally – as:-
- Blaenau Gwent,
- Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney,
- Cynon Valley and Pontypridd,
- Rhondda and Llantrisant,
- Cardiff West,
- Cardiff North,
- Cardiff South and East,
- Vale of Glamorgan East,
- Bridgend and Vale of Glamorgan West,
- Ogmore and Port Talbot,
- Neath and Aberavon,
- Swansea East and Gower
- Swansea West.
A two-day public hearing will take place in Cardiff on October 26 and 27 in which members of the public can make their views known about the new proposals .