Boundary shake-up for Midlothian?

Plans to shake up Midlothian’s parliamentary boundary could see David Hamilton going head to head with Scotland’s only Tory MP David Mundell at the next general election.

Proposals by the Boundary Commission would create a new constituency stretching from Danderhall to the outskirts of Biggar (to the west) and almost as far as Moffat (to the south) – making it the 12th largest, geographically, in Scotland.

The new Midlothian and Tweeddale constituency would see Midlothian lumped together with a sizable chunk of the Scottish Borders, including Peebles, West Linton and the rest of Tweeddale valley.

The commission suggests the valley – the Tweeddale West and East wards in Scottish Borders Council – should join Midlothian.

Read full story in the December 29 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.