WARRINGTON'S Liberal Democrats will oppose major proposals to shake up the electoral map in the south of the town.

Lymm and Thelwall would become part of the Tatton constituency as part of the plans from The Boundary Commission for England.

The plans aim to ensure each parliamentary constituency has roughly the same number of voters and are scheduled to be introduced in 2023.

But Lymm North and Thelwall borough councillor Bob Barr, leader of the town’s Liberal Democrats, has expressed concerns.

He said: “Taking the Lymm South and Lymm North and Thelwall wards out of the Warrington South constituency and placing them in Tatton would be most unwelcome and we will oppose it.

“Inevitably the Tatton MP will not have the relationship with Warrington Borough Council that the Warrington South MP has, so residents will be less effectively represented.

“The Boundary Commission is working to excessively tight criteria for constituency size, imposed by Government.

“This will lead to splitting more natural communities across the country and the residents of Lymm and Thelwall will be victims of this policy.”

Tory Andy Carter is the current Warrington South MP after winning the seat from Labour in the 2019 general election.

The Boundary Commission for England started a new review of all parliamentary constituencies in England following the passing of the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 2020 in December 2020 and the publication of the relevant parliamentary electorate data in January 2021.

It published its initial proposals for how the 543 constituencies for England could be drawn up last week.

This commenced a statutory consultation period of eight weeks, closing on August 2, with anyone able to provide their views on the proposals during this period.

Legislation has established the Boundary Commission for England to keep the boundaries of parliamentary constituencies in the country under review.

There are separate commissions that review the parliamentary constituencies in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. There is also a separate body that reviews local government boundaries in England.