Changes to constituency borders is the kind of subject that gets politicians - especially MPs - very excited, but can leave ordinary voters feeling a bit cold.

Every eight years we go through the process of seeing boundaries change - and the new ones being drawn up for next year are among the most comprehensive we've seen.

An earlier boundary change ended up getting kicked down the line because of all the changes after the referendum and the Covid pandemic so the 2023 map is seeing greater alterations than first expected.

Suffolk politicians have known for some time that we were likely to end up with a constituency shared somewhere - the county's population is too large for seven MPs and not large enough for eight.

Carving out a shared constituency along the River Waveney is by far the wisest decision.

Anyone who knows communities like Eye, Stradbroke and Fressingfield know they already have very close links with Diss and Harleston.

And the original proposal of a shared Suffolk/Essex constituency of Halstead and Haverhill was widely seen as flying in face of natural connections.

But just because the changes in constituencies aren't as radical as first thought doesn't mean we're guaranteed more of the same after the next election.

In the past constituency boundary changes have given MPs in marginal seats the excuse to find a safer place to contest.

The only really marginal seat in Suffolk is Ipswich and that isn't actually going to change under these proposals, so we know the boundaries that Tom Hunt and Jack Abbott will be fighting it out come the next election.

Waveney has been marginal in past elections and was held by Labour between 1997 and 2010.

It is losing Bungay and the area around the town, thought to be strong Tory territory in Parliamentary elections, so is Peter Aldous tempted to jump into the new Waveney Valley seat?

Absolutely not - he made it clear to me that most of his work is focused on Lowestoft and Beccles and he aims to see that through. With the new Gull-Wing bridge taking shape I can well understand his feeling that way.

The situation in West Suffolk is very interesting. That seat isn't now facing the big carve-up we had been expecting - and the sitting MP should be shoo-in for reselection in normal circumstances.

But the current circumstances are not normal. The sitting MP isn't dealing with constituents problems, he's cavorting around the Queensland jungle waiting to find out what unmentionable part of a kangaroo the viewers want him to eat!

I tuned in to I'm a Celebrity for a few minutes the other day, and it looked to me like the 21st century version of bear-baiting with a bunch of celebrities prepared to humiliate themselves for a massive pay cheque.

The decision by Matt Hancock to take part in this freak show appears to have opened the floodgates in his constituency with party members queuing up to condemn his decision to take part - and calling on him to step down.

While I'm sure the fee he's supposed to be getting to do the show was a factor, I do wonder why he's done this. Does he see himself as another Michael Portillo or Ed Balls?

If so he should remember that they both dipped their toes into the maelstrom of the media with a degree of humility after losing their seats in an election  . . . and found they liked their new life.

I haven't seen a great deal of humility in Mr Hancock's flight to the jungle - and unless there's any put up on Twitter over the next couple of weeks I'm unlikely to see any he displays down under because life is too short to subject myself to watching much of this dreadful show!

I get the feeling that when he does return to the UK and finds the Conservative whip removed from him in the House of Commons he could well find his West Suffolk Conservative Association has lost confidence in him - new constituency or not!

One comment I heard from a Tory member in the seat was telling: "He's only interested in the racing set in Newmarket."

If that is a general feeling among his local members, Mr Hancock could just found that he has provided them with the excuse they needed to fire him - and on his return find that not only will there be no return to ministerial office, but there will be no long-term return to the green benches of the House of Commons either.