Find Out If New Constituency Boundaries Affect You

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The independent Boundary Commission for England (BCE) has published its initial proposals for new Parliamentary constituencies.
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 BCE has been asked to make independent recommendations about where the boundaries of English constituencies should be.
The BCE must report to Parliament in 2018 and, if agreed by Parliament, the new constituencies will be in use at the next scheduled general election in 2020.
Publication of the initial proposals is the first time people get to see what the map of new constituencies might look like. The rules that the Commission works to are such that wide scale change is inevitable.
Eamonn Boylan, Chief Executive at Stockport Council, said: “I’d encourage local residents to get involved and have their say on the proposed new constituency boundaries. People can comment on anything from where the proposed new boundary lines are to the names of the constituencies.”
You can find out more at the BCE’s website at www.bce2018.org.uk
The consultation closes on 5 December 2016. There will be a further two rounds of consultation in 2017.
Following the conclusion of all three consultation periods, the BCE will look at all the evidence received and make final recommendations to Parliament in September 2018.