Parliamentary Boundary Review 2023

2023 Boundary Review

The Boundary Commission for England (BCE) is the independent organisation responsible for reviewing parliamentary constituency boundaries.

In January 2021, the BCE announced the start of their review of the Parliamentary constituencies in England.  The BCE is required to report to Parliament by 1 July 2023.  The BCE has now published the Guide for this review, which you can find on their website here.

The BCE has also released a short animated video which provides a brief overview of the 2023 Review.  It is available to view here.

On 8 June 2021, the BCE published its initial proposals for the new constituency boundaries. An 8-week public consultation took place, during which the BCE reports they received over 33,000 responses. The BCE’s review team will prepare those findings for publication in early 2022, when there will be another opportunity to have your say – including a number of public hearings. The Commission will hold a consultation on all the responses received on the initial proposals.

Any new / changed constituency boundaries will be in place for any UK Parliamentary (General) election that takes place after the conclusion of the review (but not by elections).  Currently, the next scheduled Parliamentary (General) election is due to take place on Thursday, 2 May 2024.

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Statutory Review of Polling Districts, Polling Places and Polling Stations

The most recent review which commenced from July 2019 is now complete and the review period has ended. The final recommendations were approved by the full Council in January 2020. The changes proposed in the review came into effect alongside the Register of Electors 2020, which was published on 31 January 2020.

The review was part of a legal requirement to periodically review the polling districts and polling places in our area. The Electoral Services Team used the opportunity to assess the polling stations which are currently in use as part of the wider review of polling districts and polling places. Submissions were requested from a variety of bodies throughout two different consultation periods.

The final report can be viewed here.

The report contains all the submissions received, considerations which were taken and proposed changes. Any correspondence and representations received were anonymised before publication to remove the names and addresses of individuals.

Details of any further reviews will be published on this page.

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