PEMBROKESHIRE could be set for a political shakeup under blueprints which recommend a reduced number parliamentary seats in Wales.

The Boundary Commission for Wales submitted the final recommendations report for the 2018 Review of Parliamentary Constituencies in Wales on Monday, September 10.

The recommendations by the commission would see the number of constituencies across Wales reduced from its current 40 down to 29.

Pembrokeshire would see its two constituencies – Preseli-Pembrokeshire, and Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire disappear.

Instead there would be one constituency for Mid and South Pembrokeshire, while the north of the county from Fishguard to St Dogmaels would become part of the Ceredigion and North Pembrokeshire constituency.

The changes are the result of a series of consultations which took place between 2016 and the start of this year.

By law, each parliamentary constituency must have between 71,031 and 78,507 electors.

The final report has now been submitted to the Westminster government, and will be discussed in parliament in the near future.

Stephen Crabb MP said he did not expect any movement on the plans until after the Brexit negotiations.

“I have consistently supported the principle of fair votes in parliamentary elections. At the moment there are enormous differences in the numbers of voters in different seats. I also think we have far too many MPs and Lords in Parliament overall .Britain really does not need 1,400 Westminster politicians,” he added.

Simon Hart MP was cautious about the effect the plans would have on Welsh representation in parliament.

“No one knows when or even if these proposals will be voted on,” he said.

“However they do hit Wales’ representation in the UK Parliament disproportionately hard because the number of MP’s falls by a quarter.”

The recommended new constituency boundaries can be viewed at