Final changes have been made to plans to slash the number of Cornwall Councillors and change the way the county is split, ahead of the proposals going before Parliament.

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England has finalised its recommendations, concluding that Cornwall should be represented by 87 councillors in the future - 36 fewer than the current arrangement.

In response to local feedback during consultation, the Commission has changed some of the recommendations it published in June.

It proposes the parish of Gweek will now be part of the Helston South & Meneage division rather than Constantine, Mabe & Mawnan division.

The report states: "Local evidence persuaded the Commission that the parish shares close links with communities on the Lizard Peninsula and should be part of a division associated with them."

There is also a change to the name for the proposed division 'Mylor, Perranarworthal & St Gluvias', which instead would now be 'Mylor, Perranarworthal & Ponsanooth.'

All other changes are as set out previously, including the loss of the entire Smithick division in Falmouth, Penryn becoming just one division and Porthleven being separated from Helston.

One of the biggest divisions in the county, geographically, would be the new Mullion and St Keverne division, which would be covered by just one councillor rather than the existing two.

The proposed new arrangements must now be implemented by Parliament. A draft Order – the legal document which brings into force the recommendations – will be laid in Parliament in the coming months, with a view to the changes coming into force at the Cornwall Council elections in 2021.