The independent Boundary Commission for England (BCE) today begun a new review of all parliamentary constituencies in England.

The move follows a decision by Parliament to retain the number of constituencies in the UK at 650, and to ensure that there are roughly the same number of electors in each constituency.

Proposed changes include, the North East having 27 constituencies a decrease from 29.

While, proposed changes include the South East having 89 constituencies increasing from 83.

Mike Hill MP for Hartlepool, said: "It’s only right that boundaries change with population growth and shift, but there needs to be a fair settlement to ensure that regions like the North East are represented fairly. The review shows more than ever the need for an equitable constitutional settlement for the regions, which are sick of being crowded out by London and the South East.

"We need proper constitutional reform to go alongside any changes to ensure that our voices are heard evenly as London’s Parliamentary representation gets even bigger."

Jacob Young, MP for Redcar, said: "The boundaries we are currently working on are almost as old as me, so it’s clearly time for change. One thing I’d really love to see is for the Boundary Commission to recognise the other fantastic communities I represent, and reflect that in this constituencies name."

Simon Clarke, MP for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland, said: “It’s really important that we equalise the size of constituencies so that everyone’s vote counts equally. I look forward to engaging with the Boundary Commission and our community to ensure a good and fair outcome from this process.”

The total UK electorate has been announced by the ONS as 47,558,398, which means the number of electors in each recommended mainland English constituency must be no less than 69,724 and no more than 77,062.