Constituencies are changing.
Have your say now.
What is the 2023 Boundary Review?
• The number of people represented by an MP is much higher in some
constituencies than in others.
• The Boundary Commission for England is required by Parliament to conduct an
independent and impartial review of all constituencies in England.
• The 2023 Boundary Review will rebalance the number of electors in each
constituency, and increase the number of constituencies in England to 543.
• The Commission has launched a public consultation (22 February to 4 April) on
the proposed new map of constituencies. You are invited to help improve these
How to have your say
• Go to bcecreviews.org.uk to view the proposed new constituencies and
submit your feedback online.
• Or provide your views in person at a public hearing in your region. Check the
location and dates for the hearing nearest you at bit.ly/bcepublichearings and
book a slot to speak. Call us (see reverse) to book via phone instead.
• You can also submit your views via email or letter (see
‘Get in touch’ on the reverse of this sheet).
• Responses to the previous consultation are also
available to view on bcereviews.org.uk.
• Make sure your submission reaches the Commission
before the 4 April deadline.
Follow @BCEReviews to keep up to date with Boundary Review news
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Have your proposals changed since the first consultation?
No. After the secondary consultation has concluded, we will analyse the responses
sent in and decide on any changes to our proposals.
Will this review favour one political party over another?
The Boundary Commission for England is independent and impartial. We will not
take into account patterns of voting or the results of elections when reviewing
constituency boundaries. The political parties’ views on where boundaries should be
do not carry any more weight than those of members of the public.
Will the changes affect my local council services - bin collections or schools,
No. The boundary changes only relate to parliamentary constituencies (the area
an MP is elected to represent in Parliament). Services and council tax in your local
area are set by your local authority and this review does not change local authority
When would the proposed changes take effect?
Our final recommendations will be submitted to Parliament by 1 July 2023, and the
new constituencies will take effect at the next General Election thereafter.
Will the name of my constituency change following the review?
Generally, the more a constituency has changed, the more likely it is that the BCE
will recommend a change of name. The Commission welcomes views on the naming
of proposed constituencies during the consultation.
What happens at a public hearing?
Read our Guide to public hearings to find out everything you need to know about the
hearings. It’s available on our public hearings page: bit.ly/bcepublichearings.
Still got a question- get in touch
020 7276 1102
Boundary Commission for England
35 Great Smith Street