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By Tom Moseley, Parlimanetary Correspondent

This is how Bristol’s new electoral map will look if plans to redraw constituency boundaries are given the go-ahead.

The Boundary Commission for England has announced proposals to redraw constituencies as part of a plan to reduce the number of MPs nationwide from 650 to 600.

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By Tom Moseley, Parliamentary Correspondent

MPs face a scramble for seats under planned changes to Bristol’s electoral map.

The Boundary Commission for England has announced proposals to redraw constituencies as part of a plan to reduce the number of MPs nationwide from 650 to 600.

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By Tom Moseley, Parliamnetary Correspondent

EXPENSES claims for MPs in the Bristol area topped £1million last year, it has been revealed.

But across the country there was a sharp drop in claims as tighter restrictions and fear of a public backlash after the 2009 expenses scandal took hold.

New figures released by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa), set up in the wake of the scandal, show MPs’ claims from after May’s General Election up until March 31.

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By Rachel Clare

POLICE and residents have rejected suggestions by Conservative MP Jack Lopresti that police could solve gang problems in Filton by copying tactics used in New York when crime was rife.

In a House of Commons speech Mr Lopresti, who represents the Filton and Bradley Stoke ward, claimed his constituents were suffering at the hands of a “few thugs” who were waging a campaign of “intimidation and abuse”.

He said he was unsatisfied with the police response and invited chief constable Colin Port to meet with residents to discuss the problem.

But Avon and Somerset police told the Evening Post officers had done all they could to resolve the problem, which they called “low-level”.

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MP Jack Lopresti officially opened the new Patchway Post Office.

The MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke attended the branch launch in Rodway Road at noon on Friday.

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