A campaign to keep Sutton Coldfields Parliamentary constituency in one piece is celebrating victory, after a new review of the regions political boundaries was published.
Plans to move the ward of Sutton New Hall into the constituency of Birmingham Erdington were dropped following protests.
And a number of other changes have been made to the Boundary Commissions plans, which sparked controversy in many parts of the West Midlands after they were published last September.
The Boundary Commission is pressing ahead with its controversial review of Parliamentary constituencies across the country despite uncertainty over whether the reforms will go ahead.
Liberal Democrats are now threatening to block the changes at Westminster while David Cameron, the Conservative leader and Prime Minister, is determined to press ahead with them.
The Boundary Commission has published its revised plans following 12 months of consultation.
The original plans involved splitting wards from the historic town of Sutton Coldfield between different constituencies while the ward of Kingstanding would have been incorporated into Sutton Coldfield constituency.
But these proposals have now been dropped, and Sutton Coldfield constituency will continue to contain the four wards of Sutton Four Oaks, Sutton New Hall, Sutton Trinity and Sutton Vesey.
Chris Hillcox, from the New Hall in Sutton Coldfield campaign, welcomed the announcement but urged Sutton Coldfield residents to contact the Boundary Commission to make it clear that they supported the new proposals to keep Sutton New Hall in the Sutton Coldfield constituency.
He said: I will be contacting the people New Hall and strongly encouraging them to do so. To make sure this doesnt happen again, I will also be asking them to support a Sutton Town Council with New Hall at its heart.
A Sutton Town Council amongst other things will have the social glue we need to stop such proposals in the future.
However, the Boundary Commission said it was sticking to proposals to bring the ward of Castle Bromwich which is in the borough of Solihull into a Birmingham constituency, despite protests.
It will become part of Birmingham Erdington constituency, which will be renamed Birmingham Erdington and Castle Bromwich.
The commission admitted it had received a large number of responses from Castle Bromwich opposing the change. Other suggestions which sparked opposition during the consultation included plans to create a joint Halesowen and Stourbridge constituency in the Black Country. Residents from both towns protested that they did not fit together.
In this case, the Boundary Commission caved in, and drew up new plans which involve keeping the two existing constituencies of Stourbridge and Halesowen & Rowley Regis roughly as they are now. The Commission has stuck to plans to cut the number of MPs in Birmingham from ten to nine. There will no longer be constituencies named Birmingham Hodge Hill or Birmingham Selly Oak. There will be a new constituency called Birmingham Harborne, taking in many of the wards which are currently part of Birmingham Edgbaston constituency, as well as the ward of Old Warley, which is in Oldbury and comes under Sandwell borough council.
The fact that many seats will cross local authority boundaries has been highly controversial, but the Boundary Commission insists it has no choice.
Some public opposition appears to have been sparked by fears that boundary changes would mean changes to post codes and could affect house prices, but in fact post codes and postal addresses will not be affected.
The review is a result of the Coalition governments plans to cut the number of MPs from 650 to 600, and to ensure that constituencies are of roughly in terms of voter numbers.
Currently, constituencies vary dramatically in size. Aldridge-Brownhills in the Black Country had 59,506 voters at the last election, while Meriden, near Solihull, had 83,428.
Conservatives say that this means some votes are effectively worth more than others and is undemocratic.
The review is designed to ensure that each seat has between 72,810 and 80,473 voters.
But this has proved to be impossible unless some seats contain wards from different local authority areas. So a proposed new seat of Kenilworth and Dorridge, for example, will include some wards from Solihull, some from Stratford-on-Avon and some from Warwick.
It is unclear whether the whole process will prove to be a waste of time and money, after Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister, announced he would oppose the reforms in retaliation for Conservative backbenchers sabotaging plans to create an elected House of Lords.
David Cameron, the Conservative leader and Prime Minister, has said he still intends to bring the legislation to the Commons and force a vote, and insists he still hopes to persuade Lib Dem colleagues to back the reforms.
But Mr Clegg this week told Parliament he would vote against the boundary changes. He said: I think that everybody in the country understands that a coalition government is a deal. It is like a contract, and where one part of the contract is amended another part of the contract is amended as well, and we move on.