CAMPAIGNERS fighting to save the parliamentary constituency of the Isle of Wight are asking local businesses to display supportive posters in their windows.

The One Wight Campaign – with the slogan One Island, One MP, Don’t Divide the Island – is battling to prevent the Government splitting up the giant constituency as it pushes to redraw parliament-ary boundaries.

Earlier this month, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg announced plans to reduce the number of MPs from 650 to 600, and equalise the size of UK constituencies to a national average of 75,700 voters.

The Island is currently home to some 110,000 voters, which means the constituency faces being downsized by 34,000 voters. These would be represented by an MP from the mainland.

The Island’s MP, Andrew Turner, is leading a cross-party campaign against the move centred around a petition which will be presented to Parliament on September 6.

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