Reminder that Boundary Commission is consulting on review of Parliamentary seats

Published: Wednesday 15th March 17

People are being reminded that the Boundary Commission for England is currently staging a public consultation as part of its ongoing work to draw up new Parliamentary constituency boundaries.

Last year the commission published initial proposals which would see the total number of UK Parliamentary constituencies reduced from 650 to 600.

The changes could affect local parliamentary constituencies

In England this would mean a reduction in Parliamentary seats from 533 to 501 and in London a fall from 73 to 68.

By law, every constituency must contain between 71,031 and 78,507 electors.

The commission’s initial proposals drew 20,000 responses and these have now been published on its website, allowing people to view them and comment on them.

This latest round of consultation will continue until Monday, March 27.

If this latest round of consultations results in changes to the existing proposals, there would be further consultation, most likely towards the end of 2017 or early 2018.

To find out more about the current proposals and to submit comments visit www.bce2018.org.uk.

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