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Parliamentary constituency boundary review

The Boundary Commission for England is currently undertaking the 2018 review of parliamentary constituency boundaries. They have announced their initial proposals and the next stage of the consultation period is open until 11 December. 

Boundary Commission for England proposals and consultation

Background

The Boundary Commission for England is required by the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986 to review the parliamentary constituencies in England every five years.

The current review comes into force in 2018 and the new constituency boundaries will be first used at the 2022 parliamentary election.

Parliament has specified that the 2018 Review must reduce the number of constituencies in the UK to 600 (from the current 650). The law also requires that every new constituency must have roughly the same number of electors: no fewer than 71,031 and no more than 78,507.