Swinson loses fight against boundary changes

The Boundary Commission has rejected pleas from MP Jo Swinson to keep all of Bearsden as part of the East Dunbartonshire parliamentary, seat following a review.

The East Dunbartonshire MP will now lose the Bearsden North area which, under the new plans, will form part of a new West Dunbartonshire and Bearsden seat, while Kilsyth will be added to East Dunbartonshire, which contains Milngavie and Bearsden South.