Postponed - Parliamentary Constituency Boundary Review
As a result of the Electoral Registration and Administration Act
2013 receiving Royal Assent on 31 January 2013, the date of the
next Parliamentary Constituency Boundary Review has been postponed
until 2018. Consequently, the Boundary Commission for England
has ceased working on the 2013 Review and will not be reporting to
the Secretary of State in Autumn 2013.
The Boundary Commission for England’s website
has a number of ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ about the early
closure of the 2013 Review.
Following the review of the draft proposals,
which included dramatic changes to the Constituencies within
Cumbria, the Revised Proposals have now been published.
The publication of the Revised Proposals
starts the next consultation period which runs until 10 December –
make sure you make your views known before then.
The number of MPs in Cumbria is reducing from
6 to 5, with each MP required to look after approximately 76,000
electors. Therefore the parliamentary boundaries within the
County will have to change to reflect this.
The initial proposals were published on 13
September, with the period of public consultation ending on 5
December 2011. These initial proposals included dramatic
changes to Constituencies within Cumbria and generated many
comments as they were not seen as reflecting the area’s geography
or communities. The Revised Proposals were published on 16
October 2012 at the start of the second consultation period and
these were seen to be acceptable as they had taken account of the
comments made and appeared to be close to the changes envisaged by
all involved in this area.
Boundary Commission website has more information on these