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2018 Boundary Review Revised Proposals published

17 October, 2017

The Boundary Commission for England (BCE) today publishes proposals for new Parliamentary constituency boundaries as it opens its third and final consultation (17 October 2017). Following a decision by Parliament to reduce the number of constituencies in the UK to 600 from 650, and to ensure that the number of …

Coming soon: Revised proposals

13 September, 2017

The Commission has announced today that we intend to publish our Revised proposals for new constituency boundaries on Tuesday 17 October 2017. Publication will mark the start of an eight-week consultation, during which we’ll be asking people to give us their views on our proposals. All our revised proposals, and …

Statement on the General Election – updated 9 June 2017

9 June, 2017

In accordance with our duty under the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986 we are continuing with work on the 2018 Boundary Review. We have recently completed the second consultation of the 2018 Review and are currently analysing the 25,000 public comments that we have received on them. If we decide to revise …

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 …

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