Horringer switches constituencies

HORRINGER is to be switched from the West Suffolk parliamentary constituency to Bury St Edmunds from the General Election after next.The change has been made by the Boundary Commission, following a public inquiry which was held in Ipswich during the summer at which Bury's Tory MP David Ruffley and residents argued the village had more in common with Bury than Haverhill and Newmarket.

By Graham Dines

HORRINGER is to be switched from the West Suffolk parliamentary constituency to Bury St Edmunds from the General Election after next.

The change has been made by the Boundary Commission, following a public inquiry which was held in Ipswich during the summer at which Bury's Tory MP David Ruffley and residents argued the village had more in common with Bury than Haverhill and Newmarket.

At the same time, original proposals to switch Great and Little Whelnetham and Sicklesmere from Bury to West Suffolk have been vetoed. The changes will not be implemented until the first election after June 30 2006, which could be as late as 2011.


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