Plans would deliver radical changes to electoral boundaries in Northern Ireland

Here is an analysis of the Westminster boundary changes in Northern Ireland outlined in the Boundary Commission map obtained by the Press Association:

Existing seat: Antrim East

Original proposals: Retained, but loses northern part to new Dalriada seat (which also takes in parts of existing Antrim North and the Coleraine area from existing Londonderry East) and parts to new Antrim West seat (which also takes in parts of existing Antrim North and Antrim South), while having a part added from existing Belfast North.

Revised proposals (according to map disclosure): Antrim East retained, still loses same parts as before (now to new Causeway and retained Antrim North seats) but has Ballyclare area of existing Antrim South seat added.

Existing seat: Antrim North

Original: Abolished, with parts going into new Dalriada seat (which also takes in Coleraine area from existing Londonderry East and part of existing Antrim East), and the Ballymena area going into new Antrim West seat (which also takes in parts of existing Antrim South and Antrim East).

Revised: Antrim North retained, loses northern area to new Causeway seat (which also takes in parts of existing Londonderry East and Antrim East), adds parts from Antrim East and Antrim South.

Existing seat: Antrim South

Original: Retained, but loses Ballyclare and Randalstown areas in the North to new Antrim West seat (which also takes in Ballymena area from Antrim North and parts of Antrim East) and has part of the Lisburn area added from abolished Lagan Valley.

Revised: Antrim South retained, still loses northern parts (now to Antrim North and Antrim East), loses in addition a part to retained Belfast North but takes in a larger part of the Lisburn area from abolished Lagan Valley.

Existing seat: Belfast East

Original: Retained, with part of abolished Belfast South added.

Revised: Retained, with few changes.

Existing seat: Belfast North

Original: Abolished, with northern part added to Antrim East and rest going into new Belfast North West seat (which also takes in northern part of existing Belfast West).

Revised: Retained, with Mallusk area added from Antrim South.

Existing seat: Belfast South

Original: Abolished, with parts going to Belfast East, Strangford and new Belfast South West and Down West seats.

Revised: Retained, with parts added from abolished Lagan Valley and Strangford seats.

Existing seat: Belfast West

Original: Abolished, with parts going to Belfast North and Antrim South and the rest going into new Belfast South West seat (which also takes in half of abolished Belfast South).

Revised: Retained, loses part to Antrim South and has part added from abolished Lagan Valley.

Existing seat: Down North

Original: Retained, gains Dundonald from and loses parts to Strangford.

Revised: Down North retained, gains eastern half of abolished Strangford.

Existing: Down South

Original: Retained, small parts exchanged with neighbouring Newry & Armagh, Strangford and new Down West seats.

Revised: Down South retained, with small parts added from Newry & Armagh, Upper Bann and abolished Strangford seats while losing a part to new Down Mid seat (which also takes in southern part of abolished Lagan Valley and western part of abolished Strangford as well as a small part of Upper Bann).

Existing seat: Fermanagh & South Tyrone

Original: Retained, part of abolished Tyrone West added.

Revised: Retained, closer to existing seat, small parts added from Ulster Mid and lost to Newry & Armagh and Upper Bann.

Existing seat: Foyle

Original: Retained, with small part of Tyrone West added.

Revised: Retained: with small part of Tyrone West added - no change from original proposals.

Existing seat: Lagan Valley

Original: Abolished, with northern part including most of Lisburn added to Antrim South and most of the rest incorporated into new Down West seat (which also takes in parts of Upper Bann, Belfast South and Down South).

Revised: Abolished, with larger northern part including Lisburn added to Antrim South, a bigger area moved to Belfast South and the rest incorporated into new Down Mid seat (which also takes in the western half of Strangford and small parts of Down South and Upper Bann).

Existing seat: Londonderry East

Original: Abolished, parts go to new Glenshane seat which takes in parts of existing Ulster Mid, while Coleraine area switches to new Dalriada seat (which also takes in parts of existing Antrim North and Antrim East).

Revised: Abolished, parts go to Tyrone West and Ulster Mid with the rest goes into new Causeway seat (which also takes in parts of existing Antrim North and Antrim East).

Existing seat: Newry & Armagh

Original: Retained, but loses a northern part to new Upper Bann & Blackwater seat (which also takes in parts from existing Ulster Mid, Fermanagh & South Tyrone and Upper Bann seats).

Revised: Newry & Armagh retained, loses a small part to Upper Bann and gains a small part from Fermanagh & South Tyrone.

Existing seat: Strangford

Original: Retained, loses Dundonald to Down North while adding small parts from Down North, Belfast South and Down South.

Revised: Abolished, loses western half to Belfast South and new Down Mid seats while eastern half goes into Down North.

Existing seat: Tyrone West

Original: Abolished, parts go to Fermanagah & South Tyrone and Foyle, most of rest to new Tyrone North seat (which takes in parts of existing Ulster Mid).

Revised: Tyrone West retained, loses part to Foyle but has part of existing Londonderry East added.

Existing seat: Ulster Mid

Original: Abolished, parts go to new Glenshane seat and parts to new Tyrone North seat, with Coalisland area in the South going to new Upper Bann & Blackwater seat.

Revised: Ulster Mid retained, has part of existing Londonderry East added.

Existing seat: Upper Bann

Original: Replaced by new Upper Bann & Blackwater seat, which takes in northern part of existing Upper Bann along with the Coalisland area from existing Ulster Mid, a part including Dungannon from Fermanagh & South Tyrone and a northern part of Newry & Armagh. The southern part of existing Upper Bann goes mainly into the new Down West seat (which takes in parts of abolished Lagan Valley and retained Down South).

Revised: Upper Bann retained, but with parts of Fermanagh & South Tyrone and Newry & Armagh added, while losing parts to Down South and new Down Mid seat.

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