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NALC calls on local councils to respond to final consultation on new parliamentary constituencies

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) calls on local (parish and town) councils to respond to the final consultation on new parliamentary constituencies.

The Boundary Commission for England (BCE) has opened a final 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 increase from 533 to 543.

The commission has listened to the feedback sent in from the public so far and has changed nearly half of the initial proposals published last year. The new revised proposals are now available to view via an interactive map on the consultation website.

Residents and communities can respond by visiting bcereviews.org.uk and commenting on the proposals via the website, email or letter. Hard copies of the proposals are also available to view at public places of deposit listed on the Boundary Commission for England website. Feedback can be given on anything from where the proposed electoral boundaries are to the suggestions for new constituency names.

Once the consultation has closed, the commission will look at all the feedback sent in and consider whether any changes should be made to the revised proposals for constituency boundaries. Final recommendations will then be submitted to Parliament by 1 July 2023, and the new constituencies will take effect at the next General Election.

The consultation is open until 5 December 2022. 

Respond to the consultation

Read the guide to the 2023 review

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