A councillor has slammed proposed changes to the parliamentary boundaries across the country which mean voters in Lewisham could lose an MP.

The plans would have a major impact on constituents in south-east London, with changes set to reduce the number of MPs across London by five.

The borough of Lewisham, which was previously served by three MPs, looks likely to be reduced to two – with one of those also serving Peckham.

The area would be divided into two constituencies - Lewisham and Catford and Peckham and Lewisham West.

The area of Deptford, currently served by MP Vicky Foxcroft, would be merged with one of the three Greenwich constituencies.

And for the area of Lewisham West and Penge, where Jim Dowd has been MP since 2010, Penge would fall under the Beckenham constituency and Crystal Palace would become part of Croydon North.

Lewisham councillor Alan Hall, who has been campaigning against the proposed changes, said the borough will be under-represented if the plans go ahead.

He told News Shopper: “The numbers on the electoral register are up nearly 20 per cent and the population is growing due to demographics and developments.

“The proposals have one MP in Lewisham and two MPs with cross borough boundaries - one with Greenwich and one with Southwark.

“Fair representation is the cornerstone of democracy and this does not reflect the population and looks like gerrymandering.”

In Greenwich the borough will be split into three constituencies, with Woolwich town centre divided down the middle.

Greenwich and Deptford would covers the areas of New Cross, central and north Greenwich, Blackheath and half of Charlton.

The Woolwich constituency would span the other half of Charlton, Plumstead, and Thamesmead, while the Eltham ward – currently served by MP Clive Efford – would absorb part of Woolwich.

Over in Bexley voters would also lose an MP, if as proposed the borough is split into two larger constituencies - Old Bexley & Sidcup, and Erith & Crayford.