The Boundary Commission for England (BCE) has published proposals for new Parliamentary constituency boundaries as it opens its third and final consultation.
Following a decision by Parliament to reduce the number of constituencies in the UK to 600 from 650, and to ensure that the number of electors in each constituency is equal, the BCE has been asked to make independent recommendations about where the boundaries of English constituencies should be.
An initial 12-week consultation was held in the autumn last year, giving the public the first chance to view and comment on BCE’s plans, followed by a second consultation in the Spring of this year. Over 25,000 public responses were received during these consultations.
Based on what the public have told the BCE about their local communities, they have decided to revise over half of their initial proposals.
From 17 October, you can go to the BCE’s website to view the new plans. All the public comments received during the first 2 consultations are also published on the website.
You have until 11 December 2017 to have your say.