New Parliamentary Boundaries - Consultation

Press Release: 13/09/2011

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The Boundary Commission for England has today published its initial proposals for new constituency boundaries in England. The consultation will run for 12 weeks, ending on Monday 5 December 2011 and the consultation documents are available for public inspection in the Council’s reception in Colebrook Street, Winchester. 

The proposals will also be made available to view on the Boundary Commission’s website, http://boundarycommissionforengland.independent.gov.uk

The key points are:

  • The overall aim nationally is to reduce the current 533 constituencies to 502.
  • With one exception (the Isle of Wight) all constituencies must have an electoral range of between 72,810 and 80,473
  • There are currently 84 constituencies in the south east region and the proposal is to reduce that by one to 83 – although many boundaries (and constituency names) have been amended slightly to achieve this, it is the Meon Valley Constituency which disappears completely and its area is subdivided between three other constituencies.
  • The proposed Winchester Constituency (electorate 74,800) will consist of all the City Council’s administrative area, except for the Wards of Denmead, Shedfield, Wickham, Whiteley and Boarhunt & Southwick, all of which will form part of the proposed Fareham and Horndean Constituency (electorate 79,846). 

For more information, the Boundary Commission can be contacted on 020 7276 1102 or information@bcommengland.x.gsi.gov.uk