A number of small changes could be on the cards for the parliamentary constituencies which serve Maldon and Burnham. 

The Boundary Commission for England has published its initial proposals to redraw constituencies across the country, to ensure that they are more equally balanced in terms of voter numbers.

It would see major changes to the parliamentary map, with England set to gain 10 additional seats at the expense of Wales, which is due to lose eight, and Scotland, which will be down two.

Of the 533 existing English constituencies, fewer than 10 per cent will remain unchanged under the proposals.

By law, the commission is required to draw up seats with 69,724 to 77,062 electors – a condition which it said meant that widespread change was “inevitable”.

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Previous plans which would have seen Priti Patel’s Witham constituency joined with veteran and fellow Conservative John Whittingdale’s Maldon seat have been scrapped.

Instead Ms Patel's constituency, which includes the Maldon wards Great Totham, Tollesbury, Tolleshunt D'Arcy, and Wickham Bishops and Woodham, will see a small number of changes.

The Braintree wards of Black Notley, Hatfield Peverel and Terling will move to the Braintree constituency. 

Mersea and Pyefleet will also be added to the Witham constituency. 

In the Maldon constituency Galleywood will move from the Chelmsford constituency. 

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Little Baddow, Danbury and Sandon will move from Maldon to the Braintree constituency. 

The commission stressed that the proposals, which open for an initial eight-week public consultation period, were provisional.

It is not due to make its final recommendations to Parliament until July 2023.

Commission secretary Tim Bowden said: “Today’s proposals mark the first time people get to see what the new map of parliamentary constituencies might look like. But they are just the commission’s initial thoughts.

“We want to hear the views of the public to ensure that we get the new boundaries for Parliamentary constituencies right.”