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Braintree district: Plans to merge constituencies scrapped
4:00pm Thursday 31st January 2013 in News
Proposals which would have seen the Witham parliamentary constituency scrapped at the next general election have been shelved.
The changes would have been part of a nationwide plan to reduce the numbers of MPs from 650 to 600.
But MPs in the House of Commons voted against the plans on Tuesday, meaning current constituency boundaries will be kept.
Halstead, which is currently part of the Braintree seat, would have instead become part of a separate North West Essex seat.