UK electoral officials announce biggest shake-up of boundaries in decades

Labour leader among those affected by changes, which will increase the number of English constituencies at the expense of Scotland and Wales

Electoral officials have announced plans for the biggest shake-up of parliamentary constituencies in England in decades, one that critics immediately warned would break up many recognisable communities because of an overly strict set of rules.

Among those affected would be Keir Starmer. The initial plan for the Labour leader’s London seat of Holborn and St Pancras would see it significantly rejigged and renamed as Kentish Town and Bloomsbury.

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