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2018 Boundary Review – second public consultation begins

28 February, 2017

The Boundary Commission for England (BCE) will once again be asking the public to help shape plans to change Parliamentary constituency boundaries as it opens its second consultation today (28 February). Following a decision by Parliament to reduce the number of constituencies in the UK to 600 from 650, and …

Second consultation dates announced

15 February, 2017

The Boundary Commission for England today announced that the second consultation of the 2018 Boundary Review will run from Tuesday 28 February 2017 to Monday 27 March 2017. The purpose of this consultation is to publish all representations received by the Commission during last year’s 12-week consultation on the initial …

The Hon Mrs Justice Patterson DBE

21 December, 2016

The Commission is deeply saddened to learn that our Deputy Chair, Mrs Justice (Frances) Patterson, passed away last night following a short period of illness. Frances was a highly valued member of the Commission whose leadership, support and advice was always welcomed and appreciated. She will be greatly missed by everyone at the …

After the consultation – what next?

12 December, 2016

The 12-week consultation on our initial proposals closed on 5 December 2016 – our Head of Reviews, Tim Bowden, has blogged here about what we heard and the next steps for the 2018 Review.

On the road at public hearings

1 November, 2016

Just over half way through our series of public consultation events around the country, one of the Commission’s Review Officers, Aarti Soba, reflects on what she has heard and the immeasurable value of hearing people’s views on our proposals, face-to-face, in their local area. Read what Aarti has to say …

Public hearings – a crucial part of the consultation

20 October, 2016

Nearly two weeks in to our public hearing events around the country, our Business Manager Wotey Tannoh explains what they are, the logistics involved in organising them, and the valuable part they play in the consultation. Have a read about the challenges Wotey has faced in organising the public hearings, and …

The first two weeks – an update from the Secretary to the Commission

27 September, 2016

We’re two weeks in to the consultation on our initial proposals. Sam Hartley, Secretary to the Commission, has blogged on how much engagement we’ve seen from the public so far, and when and where the Commission will be around the country in the coming weeks, hearing direct from local residents – …

2018 Boundary Review initial proposals launched

12 September, 2016

Initial proposals for new constituencies published Today (13 September) the independent Boundary Commission for England (BCE) has published its initial proposals for new Parliamentary constituencies. The publication marks the start of 12 weeks of consultation, during which the Commission needs to hear from you to help shape the proposed new …

Blog from the Secretary to the Commission

9 September, 2016

Much of what we publish is, by necessity, very formal. So we thought we’d give you a bit of a flavour of the human side of working in the BCE. Head on over to read a blog post by Sam Hartley, Secretary to the Commission, who shares his thoughts as …

Quick video explanation of the 2018 Review

7 September, 2016

With less than a week to go until we publish our initial proposals for new constituencies, we have produced a six minute introductory video to explain the basics of what the 2018 Review is (and is not). You can view the video here, and if you’d like further detailed information, have …

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