WORK is underway to review the constituency boundaries in the UK — when the Isle of Wight will get another MP in time for the 2024 General Election.

Under proposals to make voter populations in each constituency more equal, England is set to gain ten MPs, while Wales will lose eight and Scotland could be reduced by two.

The shake-up of the UK’s electoral map comes as the Office for National Statistics (ONS) today (Tuesday) published the latest voter data on which the review will be based, with 47.5 million voters to be divided into 650 constituencies of between 69,724 and 77,062 people in size.

Some Island constituencies, including the Isle of Wight, have been granted special dispensation to be outside the population remit.

The new constituency boundaries will come into force in 2023 and will be used at the next general election a year later.

Tim Bowden, secretary to the Boundary Commission for England, said: “Today marks the start of our work to review the constituency boundaries in England.

“Parliament has set strict rules on greater equality of electorate size between the new constituencies.

"These rules and the increase in total number of constituencies in England mean there is likely to be a large degree of change across the country.”

Mr Bowden said a first draft of proposals will be published in the summer, and a public consultation will follow to ensure that the plans “take account of local ties and best reflect the geography on the ground”.

The ONS population results mean regions in England will see shifts in the number of MPs representing them.

London is scheduled to gain two MPs, increasing to 75 in total, while the North West and North East will both see their representation reduced by two.

The South East and South West will both have new seats created.

Seven more seats, which include the Isle of Wight being divided into two constituencies, will be established in the South East, taking it to 89, while the South West will go from 55 to 58.

The eastern area of the country, including East Anglia, will gain three seats, the West Midlands will lose two and the East Midlands will gain one.

There will be no change in Yorkshire and the Humber.

The Island's current MP is Conservative Bob Seely.