The final recommendations for a shake-up of Norfolk and Suffolk's political landscape have been announced, with a new 'cross-county' MP to be created despite opposition.

Parliamentary constituencies are set to be redrawn under the 2023 Boundary Review announced by the Boundary Commission for England – an independent public body.

Following consultation, which led to some contentious changes in Norfolk being dropped, the final recommendations have been laid before Parliament.

But one change that remains, despite opposition, is for the creation of a Waveney Valley constituency.

It would comprise parts of South Norfolk, Waveney, Suffolk Coastal and Central Suffolk and North Ipswich.

Diss Mercury: The proposed Waveney Valley constituencyThe proposed Waveney Valley constituency (Image: Boundary Commission)

As well as Diss, the new constituency would include Bunwell, Ditchingham, Bressingham, Harleston, Bungay, Halesworth and Eye.

Diss Mercury: Proposals for South NorfolkProposals for South Norfolk (Image: Boundary Commission)

The Boundary Commission said it received more than 80 representations about that constituency, with "the majority, by far, in opposition", but it is sticking with the recommendation.

Diss Mercury: Adrian RamsayAdrian Ramsay

Former Norwich City Council Green councillor Adrian Ramsay, who is standing for the Green Party in the new Waveney Valley constituency, said: "I am pleased that the boundary is now confirmed and excited at the prospect of representing communities across this constituency."

Diss Mercury: WymondhamWymondham (Image: Archant)

Other changes would see Drayton moved from Jerome Mayhew's seat to Chloe Smith's Norwich North constituency and Wymondham moved from George Freeman's Mid Norfolk seat to South Norfolk.

Diss Mercury: Proposals for Mid NorfolkProposals for Mid Norfolk (Image: Boundary Commission)

Diss Mercury: The proposed Broadland and Fakenham constituencyThe proposed Broadland and Fakenham constituency (Image: Boundary Commission)

The Broadland constituency would be renamed Broadland and Fakenham, to reflect how the town is not covered by Broadland District Council.

Diss Mercury: Proposals for North NorfolkProposals for North Norfolk (Image: Boundary Commission)

Earlier in the process, there was a proposal to move Fakenham from Broadland to Duncan Baker's North Norfolk constituency, but that was abandoned.

Diss Mercury: FakenhamFakenham (Image: Archant 2018)

A proposal to transfer Stalham and Hickling from Duncan Baker’s North Norfolk seat to Brandon Lewis’ Great Yarmouth constituency, which the Boundary Commission said it had received the most Norfolk representations about, was scrapped.

Diss Mercury: Proposals for Great YarmouthProposals for Great Yarmouth (Image: Boundary Commission)

Diss Mercury: Clive LewisClive Lewis (Image: UK Parliament)

A proposal that Thorpe Hamlet should move from Norwich South MP Clive Lewis's seat to Norwich North was also ditched.

Diss Mercury: Proposals for Norwich NorthProposals for Norwich North (Image: Boundary Commission)

The government has four months to bring forward an order to enact the final recommendations.

Diss Mercury: Proposals for South West NorfolkProposals for South West Norfolk (Image: Boundary Commission)

Diss Mercury: Proposals for North West NorfolkProposals for North West Norfolk (Image: Boundary Commission)

Diss Mercury: Proposals for Norwich SouthProposals for Norwich South (Image: Boundary Commission)