Polling places and electoral boundaries
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
The BCE has also released a short animated video which provides a brief overview of the 2023 Review. It is available to view
On 8 June 2021, the BCE published its initial proposals for the new constituency boundaries. The proposals and maps for the nine English regions have been published on their website and the eight-week public consultation period has commenced. This will be the first time that the public will get a chance to see what their new constituencies might look like, and give the Commission their views on the proposals.
For the 2023 review, the Commission is promoting the use of a specifically-designed consultation website to display their proposals and receive comments on them and this is available
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
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.