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Public hearings

Our secondary consultation on the proposed new map of constituencies in England will take place from Tuesday 22 February to Monday 4 April 2022. During this consultation, you will be able to provide your feedback on the proposed new constituencies via our consultation website, bcereviews.org.uk, by email or letter, or in person during a public hearing. We intend to hold 32 public hearings across the country during the secondary consultation. Evidence at public hearings must be given in person (for example, you cannot ask a member of Commission staff to speak on your behalf). The evidence you provide at a public hearing must also concern the changes proposed for the region in which the hearing is taking place.

You can now book a 10 minute speaking slot through the table below to guarantee your chance to speak about the boundary changes at a public hearing in your region. Read our Guide to public hearings for the full information about how the hearings will take place.

We’re looking forward to listening to your views on how we can improve our proposed boundary lines and constituency names. You will also be able to comment on the responses we received during our first consultation. The Commission intends to publish these responses on our consultation website during the week commencing 7 February, to give you the opportunity to take others’ views into account when providing your own feedback.

To keep up to date with news about the 2023 Boundary Review, you can follow us (@BCEReviews) on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Covid-19

The Commission asks that attendees wear a face mask and practice social distancing throughout the hearing. We also encourage you to take a lateral flow test prior to attending a hearing. We expect those making representations will be able to remove their face mask when speaking, unless not permitted by the venue. If you have tested positive for coronavirus, or have any coronavirus related symptoms, please do not attend any of the public hearings under any circumstances. The Commission reserves the right to change any of its plans for the secondary consultation, including the public hearings.

Attending a public hearing 

  • Click on the date you wish to attend from the table below. You will be taken to the booking platform Eventbrite to complete your registration. Our Step-by-step guide to booking with Eventbrite provides clear instructions on the registration process. 
  • If attending a public hearing just to listen in rather than provide your views, you do not need to register.
  • Please be aware that the Commission will be making a video and audio recording of each hearing. We will make a copy of these recordings available after each hearing, and in due course we will also publish a written transcript of each hearing.
  • Please familiarise yourself with the Covid-19 guidance above.
  • For further information, please see our Guide to public hearings

If you’re having trouble booking, or have any questions, please get in touch.

RegionLocationDay 1
(10am to 8pm)
Day 2
(9am to 5pm)
EasternCambridge*Book 17 MarchBook 18 March
SouthendBook 21 MarchBook 22 March
IpswichBook 24 March Book 25 March
East MidlandsNottingham*Book 7 MarchBook 8 March
LeicesterBook 10 MarchBook 11 March
NorthamptonBook 14 MarchBook 15 March
LondonWestminster*Book 24 FebruaryBook 25 February
HaveringBook 28 FebruaryBook 1 March
EalingBook 3 MarchBook 4 March
MertonBook 7 MarchBook 8 March
BromleyBook 10 MarchBook 11 March
North EastNewcastle*Book 28 MarchBook 29 March
MiddlesbroughBook 31 MarchBook 1 April
North WestManchester*Book 3 MarchBook 4 March
LiverpoolBook 7 MarchBook 8 March
ChesterBook 10 MarchBook 11 March
PrestonBook 14 MarchBook 15 March
KendalBook 17 MarchBook 18 March
South EastCrawley*Book 14 MarchBook 15 March
PortsmouthBook 17 MarchBook 18 March
ReadingBook 21 MarchBook 22 March
AshfordBook 24 MarchBook 25 March
South WestExeter*Book 21 MarchBook 22 March
GloucesterBook 24 MarchBook 25 March
BathBook 28 MarchBook 29 March
DorchesterBook 31 MarchBook 1 April
West MidlandsBirmingham*Book 28 FebruaryBook 1 March
StaffordBook 3 MarchBook 4 March
WorcesterBook 7 MarchBook 8 March
Yorkshire and the HumberLeeds*Book 10 MarchBook 11 March
HullBook 14 MarchBook 15 March
NorthallertonBook 17 MarchBook 18 March
Public hearings are listed in alphabetical order by region, not chronological order. Each location marked with * is the lead public hearing for that region.

 

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