Following a vote today in the House of Commons it has been confirmed that there will be just one MP for the Isle of Wight at the next General Election due in 2015.
The Government lost the vote which supported the change by 46 votes after the Liberal Democrats withdrew their support.
The Commons voted to accept amendments made to the Bill by the House of Lords which mean the revised boundaries will not come into force until at least 2018.
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