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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 …

Public Seminar on the forthcoming Review

22 October, 2015

A seminar has been arranged jointly by the UCL Constitution Unit and the House of Commons Library’s Parliament and Constitution Centre, looking at the process for the next Review of constituencies (due to commence early in 2016), and some of the difficulties the Review is likely to encounter. The seminar will …

Constituency electorate data updated

29 April, 2015

Our rolling spreadsheet detailing electorate data for all English constituencies has now been updated to incorporate the figures from the annual statutory publication of the electoral registers by local electoral registration officers between December 2014 and February 2015. You can find the spreadsheet under ‘Electorate data’ in the ‘Providing data’ …

Triennial Review report published

26 March, 2015

The Cabinet Office has today published the final report of the Triennial Review of the Parliamentary Boundary Commissions. All Government-sponsored Non-Departmental Public Bodies (NDPBs) are subject to formal review once in each three-year period, which considers: a) whether the function the NDPB delivers still needs to be undertaken, and, if …

Select committee report published

15 March, 2015

The Political and Constitutional Reform Committee of the House of Commons has today published its report and recommendations, following its recent inquiry ‘What next on the redrawing of parliamentary constituency boundaries?’ This 8th Report of the Committee in the 2014-15 Session, together with all the evidence submitted to the inquiry, can …

Supplementary written evidence to PCRC

12 February, 2015

Following our oral evidence in November to the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee of the House of Commons’ inquiry “What next on the redrawing of Parliamentary boundaries?”, we were asked to provide some additional material on the following topics: The number of constituencies that were more and less than both …

Oral evidence to select committee

5 February, 2015

The Boundary Commission for England has given evidence in oral session to the House of Commons Political and Constitutional Reform Committee inquiry ‘What next on the redrawing of Parliamentary boundaries?’, alongside representatives from the Boundary Commissions for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Commissions have also provided supporting written evidence to …

New Deputy Chair appointed

5 February, 2015

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs Justice (Frances) Patterson as the new Deputy Chair of the Commission. The appointment was formally notified to Parliament by Written Ministerial Statement on 27 November 2014, and will run for a five-year term. This appointment follows from the recent elevation of …

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