2023 Parliamentary Boundary - Final Public Consultation
Have your say on the 2023 parliamentary constituency boundaries
The Boundary Commission for England are currently undertaking a review of the parliamentary boundaries.
Constituency boundaries are changing, and it’s your final chance to help shape the new map.
The Boundary Commission for England are an independent body that is reviewing the parliamentary constituencies to ensure each constituency has roughly the same number of electors by rebalancing the number of electors each MP represents. The Commission are required by law to ensure each constituency has between 69,724 and 77,062 electors which therefore will see the number of constituencies rise from 533 to 543 in England.
They have been tasked with redrawing the map of constituencies in England so that it represents local communities as best as possible, whilst keeping to the legal requirements outlined above. Reviewing constituency boundaries is an essential process to make sure that individual votes are of broadly equal weight.
Last year, the initial proposals were published - the first draft of what the new map of constituencies could look like. The initial proposals can be found here for the South West.
The Commission has listened to the feedback sent in from the public, and have changed nearly half of the initial proposals published last year. The new revised proposals are now available to view via an interactive map on their consultation website.
Have your say
The Boundary Commission for England wants to hear from local residents and communities, to make sure its final recommendations to Parliament take account of local views and knowledge.
They are holding one final four-week consultation on these new constituency proposals. The Boundary Commission for England has invited the public to visit bcereviews.org.uk and comment on the proposals via the website, email or letter. Hard copies of the proposals are available to view at public places of deposit listed on the Boundary Commission for England website. You can give your feedback on anything from where the proposed electoral boundaries are, to the suggestions for new constituency names. Consultation opens from 8 November, comments can be sent in via bcereviews.org.uk, or by email or letter, but must reach the Boundary Commission for England before the consultation closes on 5 December 2022.
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Further information and resources:
Current parliamentary boundaries
In the Stroud District, the current boundaries see Minchinhampton, Kingswood and Wotton-under-Edge fall under Cotswolds parliamentary boundary.
Proposed 2023 parliamentary boundaries
The new proposals will see Bisley, Hardwicke, Minchinhampton and Painswick & Upton fall under the North Cotswolds Parliamentary Constituency and Kingswood fall under the South Cotswolds Parliamentary Constituency. Wotton under Edge will return to the Stroud Parliamentary Constituency. Maps showing the proposed changes can be found here.