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3:09pm 10th November 2011
(Updated 3:09pm 10th November 2011)

People in Bude who do not want to share an MP with Devon are facing a 100 mile round trip to object.

A two day hearing is starting, in Truro.

Officials say people can still put their views in writing.

Bude mayor Peter Moores reckons Devonwall is proof voting makes a difference:

“Another thing that's probably worth pointing out is that, if all the Cornish people or all the people who lived in Cornwall signed the electoral register form, there would probably be enough people to warrant a whole MP rather than a half of one"

He is worried not everyone understands what the changes mean:

“There is some confusion. I've spoken to many people in the local area who think Bude will become part of Devon. Well that's not the case. The border will not be changed. It’s just purely representation in the Houses of Parliament"

Campaigners fighting the changes are urging us to have our say.

Adam Killeya is head of the Keep Cornwall Whole campaign: "I suppose we should be encouraged that they're holding a consultation in Cornwall at all. I do think they should hold another one on the border, so they can see the strength of feeling up there. I think it's just so important that everybody puts their view in, and if anyone is listening to this and is available to come to tomorrow's hearing, they can still come then and speak."

Adam adds there are fears voter turnout could drop in North Cornwall if it has to share an MP with Devon: "I think if people don't identify with the seat, if they don't think the seat properly represents them, if they're worried about their MPs having a conflict of interest with one foot on one side of the Tamar and one foot on the other, then they're not going to vote and I think that'd be a real shame."

3:09pm 10th November 2011

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