Boundary Commission for England publishes revised proposals

Published: 24 Nov 2017


Last chance to have your say on Parliamentary constituency boundaries

 

The Boundary Commission for England (BCE) has launched its third and final consultation on changes to Parliamentary constituencies in England, intended to come into effect for the next scheduled general election in 2022.

 

This is the last chance to have your say on decisions that could affect Hertfordshire. The proposals that have been published are a result of feedback from public consultations in September 2016 and March 2017.

 

Sam Hartley, Secretary to the Boundary Commission for England, said: “It's crucial we hear from people in Hertfordshire. We are calling on your local knowledge to inform our recommendations for changes to Parliamentary constituencies in England.

 

“This is your last chance to have your say; we have already had two consultations, therefore this time we’re really looking for any new and compelling evidence that we haven’t already considered.”

 

The Boundary Commission for England is an independent body that is reviewing proposals to reduce the number of constituencies in England to make them more of an equal size.

 

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 electors in each constituency is more equal, the Boundary Commission for England is conducting the necessary review of all English constituencies.

 

You can view the proposed changes and see what other people have already said about your local area online here www.bce2018.org.uk. You will find an interactive map that’s quick and easy to use to respond to the consultation in minutes.

 

David Williams, Leader of the Council, said: “It’s important that Hertfordshire residents have a say in the proposed changes to Parliamentary constituency boundaries, as these changes may affect your local area. It will only take a few minutes out of your day to share your thoughts and see how the changes may affect Hertfordshire.”

 

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