NALC calls on local councils to have a say on new parliamentary constituencies 


The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) calls on local (parish and town) councils to have their say on proposals for new parliamentary constituencies.

The Boundary Commission for England (BCE) is holding a secondary consultation on its proposals for new parliamentary constituencies as part of the 2023 Boundary Review. The commission is required by parliament to undertake an independent and impartial review of all constituencies in England, to rebalance the number of electors in each constituency. The 2023 Boundary Review also requires that the number of constituencies in England increases from 533 to 543. 

Residents and communities can respond to the consultation in writing or speaking at a public hearing. The consultation website also contains responses sent in during the first consultation. 

The commission will analyse responses from the first and secondary consultations, who will then produce a report deciding on whether the initial proposals should change and detailing any suggested changes. If the commission’s recommendations vary, they will hold a further four-week written consultation on their revised proposals inviting views. Those comments will be published along with the commission’s final report, which will be sent to parliament by July 2023 and subsequently made law.

The secondary consultation is taking place from 22 February to 4 April 2022.

Find the nearest hearing and information on how to register

Read the guide to the 2023 review

Read the guide to the public hearings

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