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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. …

Parliamentary Constituencies Bill passes Second Reading

3 June, 2020

The Parliamentary Constituencies Bill yesterday passed its Second Reading stage in the House of Commons. You can read the full Second Reading debate on the Bill here.

Parliamentary Constituencies Bill published

20 May, 2020

Following its earlier policy statement, the Government has now laid before Parliament a Parliamentary Constituencies Bill, to make provision for future constituency reviews (as well as removing the current requirement on the Government to implement the recommendations of the 2018 Review). The text of the Bill and associated documents can …

Government statement on constituency review policy

15 April, 2020

On 24 March, the Government laid a Written Ministerial Statement in Parliament, outlining their proposed approach to reviews of House of Commons constituencies, both the outstanding final report and recommendations of the four Commissions from the 2018 Review, and policy for future constituency reviews. The statement outlines the Government’s intention …

New Commissioners appointed

14 June, 2019

The Commission is pleased to welcome the appointment of two new Commissioners, Colin Byrne and Sarah Hamilton, who will both take office on 1 July, for a five-year term. Both Colin and Sarah were lead Assistant Commissioners during the 2018 Review, Colin for the South East region, and Sarah for …

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