The new Wokingham constituency

The new Wokingham constituency loses its wards in West Berkshire, Earley and Shinfield. It gains Remenham, Wargrave, Ruscombe, Hurst, Twyford and Charvil from Maidenhead, and Wokingham Without, Finchampstead North and Finchampstead South from Bracknell. These are places that are in Wokingham Borough and have in the past been in the Wokingham Parliamentary constituency. I represented the Northern wards and Wokingham Without when first elected to Parliament.

The new seat will no longer include wards from two different Unitary Councils, and will no longer include places that look towards Newbury. It will mean no ward has a boundary with Reading.



  1. Margaret Campbell-White
    February 25, 2023

    Great ! I hope all the branches can get together to plan for the future

    Margaret Campbell-White

  2. David Smith
    February 25, 2023

    It will be a pleasure to have you as our MP again. As an incomer in 1975 I well remember campaigning for you when Bill van S retired.

  3. Duyfken
    February 26, 2023

    Regardless of the political party you may represent, I trust this boundaries’ reorganisation favours your personal re-election prospects.

    1. Peter Parsons
      February 26, 2023

      That is the nature of suggested constituency makeup under FPTP by all parties. Move your own votes to where they are “most efficient” in terms of returning MPs while moving your opponents’ votes to where they will have least effect.

      The way to avoid such gaming is to move to a voting system whereby all votes carey equal worth and value e.g. STV.

  4. Arthur Turvey
    February 26, 2023

    That is sad; nevertheless I shall continue to read your daily diary even if you are unable to help with any future issues.

  5. Sir Joe Soap
    February 26, 2023

    Welcome back! I wonder where that leaves Windsor and Maidenhead? Pushing into Slough, one would hope and expect.

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