2018 Parliamentary Constituency Boundary Review

The Boundary Commission for England is conducting a review of parliamentary constituencies and needs your help.


2018 Boundary Review


The Boundary Commission for England, an independent body that considers where boundaries of new constituencies should be, is reviewing the parliamentary boundaries in England.

About the 2018 Review:

The UK Parliament has decided to reduce the number of constituencies, and therefore MPs, from 650 to 600. In England, the number of constituencies will reduce from 533 to 501.

The Boundary Commission for England is the independent and impartial body that is considering where the boundaries of the new constituencies should be. They must report to Parliament in September 2018.

In doing so, they have to ensure that every new constituency has roughly the same number of electors: no fewer than 71,031 and no more than 78,507. While proposing a set of boundaries which are fairer and more equal, the Commission will also try to reflect geographic factors and local ties. The Commission will also look at the boundaries of existing constituencies and local government patterns in redrawing the map of parliamentary constituency boundaries across England.

In undertaking the 2018 Review, they rely heavily on evidence from the public about their local area. Though they have to work within the tight electorate thresholds outlined above, they seek to recommend constituency boundaries that reflect local areas as much as they can.

On 17 October 2017 the Boundary Commission for English published its Revised Proposals for new constituency boundaries as part of the eight week consultation period that runs until 11 December 2017. The proposals for the Chesham and Amersham Constituency are available via: www.bce2018.org.uk and are on display in the Reception of Chiltern District Council, King George V House, King George V Road, Amersham, HP6 5AW.

You can find more detailed information via www.bce2018.org.uk