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Statement on the General Election

19 April, 2017

Today Parliament agreed to the Prime Minister’s motion to hold a General Election on 8 June 2017. This election will be held on the current Parliamentary boundaries, and will elect 650 MPs across the UK. The work of the Boundary Commission for England (and of the Commissions for the three …

The 2018 Boundary Review – what happens next?

31 March, 2017

Our Deputy Secretary, Tony Bellringer, has written about what the next steps are for the boundary review. Have a look at our blog page to find out more on what we’ll be doing in the coming months.

New Deputy Chair announced

28 March, 2017

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Justice (Andrew) Nicol as the new Deputy Chair of the Commission. The appointment was formally notified to Parliament on 27 March 2017. Mr Justice Nicol has been appointed for a three-year term. The appointment follows the death-in-service in late December of our previous …

Secondary consultation closes – now the really hard work begins

28 March, 2017

Our secondary consultation finished at midnight on 27 March – four weeks after we began it by publishing all the comments we received during the initial consultation period in late 2016. Our Commissioners and Assistant Commissioners now have the challenging task of considering all the representations we received during both …

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 …

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