North Tyneside councillors are set to decide whether they support a planned constituencies shake-up which will see the region lose two MPs.
The boundary review aims to make sure that every constituency has roughly the same number of voters, so that every vote in a general election is just as important.
If it goes ahead it means the borough’s voters could see some major changes before next election.
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It means some North Tyneside residents would be represented by a Newcastle MP.
Newcastle North would take in five wards in North Tyneside; Benton, Camperdown, Killingworth, Longbenton and Weetslade – together with four within the Newcastle City Council area; Castle, Fawdon and West Gosforth, Gosforth and Parklands – making an electorate of 74,087.
Also proposed is the creation of a Whitley Bay and Cramlington constituency that crosses the Northumberland boundary into North Tyneside.
The constituency would combine five of the borough’s wards; Monkseaton North, Monkseaton South, St Mary’s, Valley and Whitley Bay with nine wards from the Northumberland County Council area; Cramlington
East, Cramlington Eastfield, Cramlington North, Cramlington South East, Cramlington Village, Cramlington West, Hartley, Holywell and Seghill with Seaton Delaval. The total electorate would be 74,510.
These changes mean the current North Tyneside seat would disappear.
At Monday’s cabinet meeting the borough’s top councillors will decide whether they support these proposals or not.
Once they have done that, they will ask backbench councillors for their views at a full council meeting on July 22.
Elected Mayor Norma Redfearn will write to the electoral commission to give the views of the authority.