2023 Review of Parliamentary Constituencies
Final Four-Week Consultation
The Boundary Commission for England (BCE) is holding one final four-week consultation on new constituency proposals. It’s the last chance to have a say - on anything from where the proposed constituency boundaries are, to our suggestions for new constituency names.
From the 8 November, comments can be sent in via bcereviews.org.uk, or by email or letter, but must reach us before the consultation closes on 5 December 2022.
View the proposed constituency boundaries for the East Midlands by visiting the consultation website bcereviews.org.uk. Responses can also be sent in by letter or email.
FAQs - Parliamentary constituencies review
Here are some answers to some frequently asked questions about the 2023 Parliamentary Boundary Review.
Why are constituency boundaries being reviewed?
The Boundary Commission for England has been asked by Parliament to re-balance the number of electors in each constituency. Due to population changes since the last review, the number of electors in some constituencies is much higher than in others.
The 2023 Boundary Review will make sure each MP represents roughly the same number of electors (between 69,724 and 77,062). The number of constituencies in England must also increase from 533 to 543. The new map of constituencies proposed by the Commission therefore has significant changes.
Where can I see proposals for new constituencies?
Visit the Parliamentary Boundary Review consultation website to view the proposals and take part in the consultation.
How are proposals for new constituencies developed?
The Boundary Commission must keep to the rules set by Parliament. They also take into account existing boundaries, local geography, and local ties as it is known that local knowledge can help improve our proposals. This is why the public have been invited to participate in the final consultation.
Every response will be taken into account when deciding on any changes to the initial proposals.
Have the proposals changed since the first consultation?
Yes, the Boundary Commission for England have taken each comment into account and made significant changes to our initial proposals based on this feedback.
Will this review favour one political party over another?
The Boundary Commission for England is independent and impartial and will not take into account patterns of voting or the results of elections when reviewing constituency boundaries. Nor do the political parties’ views on where boundaries should be have any more weight than those of members of the public.
Will the changes affect council services - bin collections or schools, for example?
No. The boundary changes only relate to parliamentary constituencies (the area an MP is elected to represent in Parliament). Services and council tax in your local area are set by the council and this review does not change local authority boundaries.
Should I submit my views in writing or in person?
You are welcome to send in a written representation via the Commission's consultation website, or by email or letter, within the consultation period. Equal weight is placed on all feedback. All feedback must be received before the consultation ends on the 5 December 2022.