Stockport’s political constituencies are due to change under plans announced by the Boundary Commission.
Stockport currently has four MPs – Ann Coffey (Stockport), Andrew Gwynne (Denton and Reddish), William Wragg (Hazel Grove) and Mary Robinson (Cheadle).
Under reform plans, which would see the House of Commons reduce from 650 MPs to 600, the new areas proposed are; Stockport South and Cheadle, Marple and Hyde, Stockport North and Denton, and Bramhall and Poynton.
If the changes go ahead in 2018 in time for the 2020 General Election, it would mean Reddish and Hazel Grove disappearing from the political map.
The Bramhall and Poynton ward would take in large parts of the Macclesfield constituency, while much of the Stockport ward would be contained in Stockport South and Cheadle that would then lose a chunk to Bramhall and Poynton.
Stockport North and Denton would comprise the three Tameside boroughs of Denton West, Denton South, and Denton North East and five wards from Stockport, including the Reddish North and Reddish South wards, and the centre of Stockport town.
The report says: “We also propose that Cheadle Hulme and Cheadle remain together in a new Stockport South and Cheadle constituency, which contains only Borough of Stockport wards.
“We propose a cross-borough boundary constituency of Marple and Hyde, which would include four Borough of Tameside wards (including the town of Hyde) and four Borough of Stockport wards (including the towns of Romiley and Marple).”
There will now be a 12-week consultation at www.bce2018.org.uk.
Eamonn Boylan, Chief Executive at Stockport Council, said: “I’d encourage local residents to get involved and have their say on the proposed new constituency boundaries.
“People can comment on anything from where the proposed new boundary lines are to the names of the constituencies.”
There is also an open consultation meeting at the Midland Hotel in Manchester city centre on October 11 and 12.