Part of rural Angus in new Dundee constituency?

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KIRRIEMUIR and the surrounding villages of Westmuir, Glamis and Airlie – together with Glens Clova and Prosen - could be lumped in with Dundee East if proposals for new Westminster constituencies are given the green light ahead of the next General Election.

The Boundary Commission of Scotland, in its initial proposals for United Kingdom Parliament constituencies, has included a large swathe of Angus to be included in a new Dundee East and the Glens constituency.

Indeed the constituency, which would also include Carnoustie and Monifieth, would cut along as far as Oathlaw to the north of Forfar.

The remainder of the county, including Forfar and Brechin, would become part of the new Angus East and Kincardine constituency.

A public consultation process is now underway, starting on Thursday of last week and running until Wednesday, January 4.

It is all part of a process that will see the number of United Kingdom Parliament constituencies reduced from 59 to 52 in time for the next General Election.

Further information on the Boundary Commission’s initial proposals can be found on the following website – www.bcomm-scotland.gov.uk/6th‑westminster/