The Boundary Commission for England today (8 November) publishes new revised proposals for constituencies across the country and opens a final month-long consultation, giving the public the last opportunity to send in their views.
The Commission has taken into consideration over 45,000 comments sent in by the public during the previous two stages of public consultation, and has changed nearly half of its initial proposals based on this feedback. A third and final consultation on the new map of revised constituency proposals is open now until 5 December. The public are invited to view and comment on the new map on the BCE consultations portal.
The Commission is undertaking an independent review of all constituencies in England as requested by Parliament. The number of electors within each constituency currently varies widely due to population changes since the last boundary review. The 2023 Boundary Review will rebalance the number of electors each MP represents, resulting in significant change to the existing constituency map. As part of the review, the number of constituencies in England will increase from 533 to 543.
After this final consultation has closed on 5 December, the Commission will analyse the responses and form its final recommendations. These will be submitted to Parliament by 1 July 2023.
Have your say on the proposals:
Comments can be sent in via the BCE consultations portal, or by email or letter, but must reach the Boundary Commission for England before the consultation closes on 5 December 2022.
Letter: Boundary Commission for England
35 Great Smith Street
Read the full press release on the Boundary Commission for England's website.