MP James Heappey has welcomed planned electoral boundary changes in Somerset which would see Burnham-on-Sea, Berrow, Highbridge and Huntspill come under a new Bridgwater constituency.

The proposals would also see the break-up of Bridgwater and West Somerset, currently represented by Ian Liddell-Grainger.

Mr Heappey, the MP for the Wells constituency which currently contains Burnham along with neighbouring towns and villages, said: “The redrawing of constituency boundaries will level up the size of constituencies across the United Kingdom and address the democratic deficit.

“In that respect, it is great news that Somerset gains two additional voices in Westminster.

“The next step is to look carefully at the Boundary Commission’s recommendations to make sure that they work for local communities.”

The Boundary Commission for England is looking to level up the number of electors in each constituency by redrawing and renaming some seats.

There will be plenty of public consultation before any final decision is taken, but any changes agreed on could be in place ahead of the next General Election.