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Broadland constituency name could be altered to better represent Fakenham





A raft of boundary changes across the region could see one of our town’s constituency names altered.

The 2023 Boundary Review announced by the Boundary Commission for England – an independent public body – has had its final recommendations sent to the Government.

And if given the green light, they could mean Fakenham’s constituency title is changed in a bid to better represent the town.

Fakenham's constituency name looks set to be changed in a bid to better represent the town
Fakenham's constituency name looks set to be changed in a bid to better represent the town

The town currently falls under the Broadland bracket. However, under the plans, this will be renamed Broadland and Fakenham to illustrate the fact that the town is not represented by Broadland District Council.

There had been early suggestions that Fakenham could have been moved to North Norfolk, but those proposals fell through.

Within the next four months, the Government will decide whether or not to make the changes official.

These changes could also see a new cross-county MP created for Norfolk and Suffolk.

This would be possible due to the creation of a new Waveney Valley constituency, which would be made up of parts of South Norfolk, Waveney, Suffolk Coastal and Central Suffolk and North Ipswich.

Overall, the east of England would have three new MPs if the Boundary Review goes ahead.



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