HUNDREDS of residents to the west of Andover could change parliamentary constituencies under new proposals.

A third consultation has been launched by the Boundary Commission today as it looks to balance out the number of residents in constituencies across the country and reduce the total number of MPs from 650 to 600.

Under the proposals, areas such as Weyhill, Penton Mewsey, Fyfield, Amport, Grateley and Fyfield would move from the North West Hampshire seat, currently occupied by Conservative Kit Malthouse, to a new Test Valley seat, broadly based on the current Romsey and North Southampton seat held by Conservative Caroline Noakes.

The North West Hampshire constituency would remain broadly unchanged barring some changes in the area north of Basingstoke.

Sam Hartley, secretary to the Boundary Commission for England, said: “The new map of the country we publish today is, we think, close to the best set of Parliamentary constituencies we can achieve, based on the rules to which we work and the evidence given to us by local citizens.

"But we still want people to tell us what they think of this latest map before we make our final recommendations to Parliament next year. It’s so important to have your say in this fundamental democratic exercise.”

People have until 11 December to have their say in this consultation. Go to for more information.

Following this final consultation, the Boundary Commissioners will then decide on their final recommendations before submitting them to Parliament in September 2018.

If agreed by Parliament, the new constituencies will be in use at the next scheduled General Election in 2022.