Proposals for new Parliamentary Constituency boundaries

Information on redrawing the map of constituencies by the Boundary Commission for England.

Did you know that Parliamentary constituencies are set to change? 

The independent Boundary Commission for England (BCE) are redrawing the map of constituencies. The BCE has published revised proposals for new constituency boundaries. 

Detailed interactive maps are available on the BCE consultation portal. The maps show what the new constituencies might look like. 

Consultations and public hearings 

The Commission held their first public consultation period from 8 June to 8 August 2021. There was a second consultation from 22 February to 4 April 2022. Responses to those consultations, along with the Commission's revised proposals, have now been published. 

A final consultation ran from 8 November to 5 December 2022 inclusive. This consultation is now closed, and the BCE is considering the responses. 

What happens next

The final consultation period closed on Monday 5 December 2022.  The Boundary Commission will look at all the responses to this consultation. They will then make appropriate changes to their revised proposals. They will submit their final report and recommendations by 1 July 2023.

The four commissions are England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The UK Government must prepare the Order that would bring all their recommendations into law. This has to be within four months of the last of the four commissions submitting their report. Following recent changes, the Order no longer needs the approval of Parliament. The Government sends the Order directly to the Privy Council. If the Privy Council approves, we use the new constituencies at the next General election following that. We will not use them in any interim by-elections.