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Assistant Commissioners selected to support the 2023 Boundary Review

6 October, 2021

The Boundary Commission for England has today published its list of 16 Assistant Commissioners who will assist in the conduct of the 2023 Boundary Review. Each region has been assigned two Assistant Commissioners to support Commission staff in their review of parliamentary constituencies in England. They are likely to attend …

Our consultation has closed: What happens next?

3 August, 2021

Our consultation, which launched on 8 June and invited the public to comment on the initial proposals for new Parliamentary constituencies published by the Commission, has now closed.  Over the course of the eight-week period, we received over 33,000 responses. Our Review Team is now preparing them for publication in …

Initial proposals for the 2023 Boundary Review now published

8 June, 2021

The Boundary Commission for England (BCE) has published its initial proposals for new constituency boundaries. We invite the public to view and provide feedback on the proposed boundaries as part of an eight-week consultation process.   The 2023 Review of Parliamentary constituencies was formally launched in January this year. The Commission …

Guide to the 2023 Review now published

10 May, 2021

Our Guide to the 2023 Boundary Review is now available to read and download here.  This document explains the process of the 2023 Review, which was formally launched on 5 January 2021.   The Guide also aims to clarify the statutory framework within which the Commission will conduct the Review, and …

Online consultation and how you can help us improve

18 March, 2021

During the previous review of constituencies, the Commission used an interactive online consultation website to gather the public’s views. The service was used by the vast majority of consultation respondents, and user feedback was generally very positive, so the Commission is planning to use a similar service for the 2023 …

Assistant Commissioners sought for 2023 Review

15 February, 2021

The Commission is pleased to announce it is looking to appoint 18 Assistant Commissioners to assist with the conduct of the 2023 Review of Parliamentary constituencies. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 10 March and more information about the roles is available here. Assistant Commissioners are appointed to work in small …

2023 Review launched

5 January, 2021

Following publication of the UK’s electorate figures earlier today by the Office for National Statistics, the BCE  has now formally begun a new review of all parliamentary constituencies in England.  The relevant total UK electorate has been announced by the Office for National Statistics as 47,558,398. Application of the statutory …

Parliamentary Constituencies Act 2020 passed

16 December, 2020

Royal Assent has now been given to what is now the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 2020. This new legislation makes amendments to the process for the next and subsequent Parliamentary constituency boundary reviews. The key changes are: – restoring the total number of constituencies the review must be based on to 650 (reviews since 2011 …

New Deputy Chair and Secretary appointed

12 August, 2020

We are pleased to announce the appointment of both a Deputy Chair and Secretary to the Commission, in preparation for the commencement of the next general Review of constituencies in England. Mr Justice Peter Lane has been appointed as Deputy Chair by the Lord Chancellor, for a three year term …

Secretary to the Commission sought

3 June, 2020

With the Parliamentary Constituencies Bill passing Second Reading in the House of Commons yesterday, our sponsor department has opened applications for the recruitment of the senior official to lead the Secretariat of the Commission in delivery of the next constituencies review in England. This is a Senior Civil Service role. …

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