South Scotland

Dumfries and Galloway Council debates boundary plans

Dumfries and Galloway Council is set to debate plans to change the boundaries on the region's two UK parliamentary constituencies.

It is part of a move to cut the number of Scottish MPs from 59 to 52.

The Boundary Commission plan would see the Dumfries and Galloway constituency replaced by one of Galloway and Carrick - including parts of south Ayrshire.

Dumfriesshire would be separated from Clydesdale and Tweeddale to create a stand alone Dumfries seat.

A report on the proposed changes is to go before Dumfries and Galloway Council's policy and resources committee.

Councillors will consider making a written representation to the Boundary Commission.

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