Local Knowledge Wanted

Published: Tuesday, 8th November 2022

Constituency boundaries are changing, and it’s your final chance to help shape the new map.

The Boundary Commission for England (BCE) 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.  

A constituency is the specific geographical area that is represented by each MP in the House of Commons. People who live in an MP's constituency are known as their constituents. 

Constituency sizes currently vary widely due to population changes since the last boundary review.  

The new map proposed by the Commission will: 

  • make sure each constituency has between 69,724 and 77,062 electors, so that each MP represents roughly the same number of electors 

  • increase the number of constituencies in England from 533 to 543. 

The Commission has listened to the feedback sent in from the public and have changed nearly half of the initial proposals published last year. 

A final public consultation is open now until 5 December 2022 and is the last chance to provide your views on new constituency boundaries.  

You can 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.  

To have your say before 5 December 2022