A major shake-up that will see the number of MPs cut from 650 to 600 could mean big changes for residents in Bucks.

The Boundary Commission for England has revealed new plans to change constituencies across the entire country – which means residents in the county could see their MP change at the next election.

Under the new proposals, Steve Baker MP could see his constituency expand to include Stokenchurch, Bledlow Ridge, Bradenham and Beacon’s Bottom – towns and villages that used to be in David Lidington’s Aylesbury constituency.

Meanwhile, Cheryl Gillan’s Chesham and Amersham constituency could be increased to take on Great Hampden, Widmer End, Hughenden Valley and Lacey Green.

Princes Risborough would still come under MP John Bercow’s area, but previous areas in his constituency – Wing, Ivinghoe and Pitstone – will be given to Mr Lidington.

Dominic Grieve’s Beaconsfield constituency – which covers Marlow – does not appear to be changing at all under the new proposals.

Andrew Nichol, deputy chair of the Boundary Commission, said the group has been tasked with “equalising” the number of people living in each constituency.

He said: “In England there is a range from about 55,000 electors in each constituency to about 100,000 and Parliament has set us the job of proposing between 71,000 and 78,000 electors in each. That will require quite a big change in the constituency map.

“We have to equalise, we have to reduce the number of constituencies. We try not to cut across existing communities or put together communities that have nothing in common and that is really where public comment comes in.

“We have consulted twice over different stages of this plan. We have received 25,000 public comments and changed more than half of our initial proposals in light of the comments. We think what we have put forward is the best we can achieve.”

Residents can put their opinion on the plans forward until December 11. Visit www.bce2018.org.uk for more.