Analysis shows political make-up of three new 2024 constituencies in the East of England

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The East of England is to get three new seats in the next General Election - and fresh analysis shows how each of the newly-formed constituencies would have voted last time around.

The nationwide number-crunching suggests that had the 2024 boundaries been active in 2019, then-Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Tories would have taken seven additional seats, delivering him a majority of 94 rather than the 80 he achieved.

In the East, there will be three new seats created - all of which would have been won by the Conservatives had they been contested in 2019 - as well as changes to many constituency boundaries:

  • New constituency in Cambridgeshire called St Neots & Mid Cambridgeshire;

  • New cross county-border constituency in Suffolk and Norfolk called Waveney Valley, taking in the Norfolk towns of Diss and Harleston along with the Suffolk communities of Halesworth, Bungay and Eye;

  • New cross county-border constituency in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire called Hitchin which will also include the Bedfordshire communities of Stotfold, Shefford and Arlesey;

  • Rutland will be paired up again with Stamford in Lincolnshire;

  • A more compact Lowestoft constituency re-appears for the first time since 1983 as the Waveney seat is divided to create the Waveney Valley seat.

There are also changes to the names of some existing constituencies:

  • Bury St Edmunds becomes Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket;

  • Saffron Walden becomes North West Essex;

  • South East Cambridgeshire becomes Ely and East Cambridgeshire;

  • Southend West becomes Southend West & Leigh;

  • Wellingborough becomes Wellingborough and Rushden.

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