Plans by the Con-Dem coalition to reduce the number of parliamentary constituencies in Wales from 40 to 30 have prompted the Electoral Reform Society to look at re-drawing the boundaries.
Personally the sooner Wales has zero MPs in Westminster from Wales, but until then we need strong representation for our communities. North-east Wales suffers disproportionately as it will be left with just four MPs instead of the current six.
The dangers of such a dramatic reduction - far greater proportionally than that facing England - is that Welsh geography is ignored by those drawing up the maps. Look at this effort by the Electoral Reform Society, which commissioned some CACI research to map the new constituencies.
Take the new Wrexham and Brymbo/Gwersyllt seat - this all but unites the Clwyd South and Wrecsam constituencies but, bizarrely given the name, does not include Brymbo! Instead it manages to put Brymbo in a new "Shotton, Hawarden and Buckley" constituency that also includes Flint, despite it being a natural part of any Wrecsam constituency.
Another curious one is "Halesworth and Blaenau Ffestiniog" (altogether now - where the hell is Halesworth?) which reaches from Betws y Coed to Caersws and to the English border at Guildsfield.
"Prestatyn and Flint" will also include Corwen, Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant and Dyffryn Ceiriog!
"Llandudno and Deganwy/Llandudno Junction" is lumped with the Llyn pensinsula while Caernarfon and Bangor unite with Ynys Mon. It's an absolute hotchpotch.
Leighton Andrews has highlighted the failure to understand the topography of Wales in the Rhondda and there are doubtless other delights awaiting us.
UPDATE: National Left has also pointed out the consequences of this exercise in his area.