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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 …

Assistant Commissioners appointed for the regions

26 July, 2016

The Commission is pleased to announce the appointment following open competition of 21 Assistant Commissioners to assist with the conduct of the 2018 Review of Parliamentary constituencies. Assistant Commissioners are appointed to work in small teams in relation to a specific region of England. They will work closely with our …

Guide to the 2018 Review published

12 July, 2016

Today we published the ‘Guide to the 2018 Review of Parliamentary constituencies’. The Guide aims to explain: The policies that the Commission will work to in conducting the Review within the statutory framework; Details of the process the 2018 Review will follow, including the number of public hearings we will …

Assistant Commissioners sought

1 April, 2016

The Commissioners are seeking outstanding candidates to appoint as Assistant Commissioners to support the 2018 boundary review. These are challenging roles, but for the right individuals offer a unique opportunity to make a significant contribution to the current review of the parliamentary constituencies in England. Applicants must be able to demonstrate evidence …

Boundary review launched

24 February, 2016

The independent Boundary Commission for England (BCE) has today begun redrawing the map of parliamentary constituency boundaries in England. The move follows a decision by Parliament to reduce the number of constituencies in the UK to 600, and to ensure that there are roughly the same number of electors in …

Government responds to Select Committee recommendations

11 February, 2016

The UK Government has today published its formal response to the March 2015 report and recommendations of the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee (as it then was) of the House of Commons ‘What next on the redrawing of parliamentary constituency boundaries?’. Click here to view the PCRC report and recommendations (PDF version …

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