2018 Boundary Review
Revised proposals for new Parliamentary constituency boundaries
The Boundary Commission - Who we are and what we do?
The Boundary Commission for England is an independent and impartial non-departmental public body which is responsible for reviewing Parliamentary constituency boundaries in England.
The 2018 Review - Revised proposals for new Parliamentary constituency boundaries
The Boundary Commission have the task of periodically reviewing the boundaries of all Parliamentary constituencies in England. They are currently conducting a review on the basis of the rules set by Parliament in 2011. The rules tell them they must make recommendations for new Parliamentary constituency boundaries in September 2018. This is the last round of public consultation.
They also result in significant reduction in the number of constituencies in England (from 533 to 501), and require that every constituency - apart from two specified exceptions - must have an electorate that is no smaller than 71,031 and no larger than 78,507.
How to have your say
The Boundary Commission is consulting on revised proposals over a 12 week period, from 17 October 2017 to 11 December 2017. The Boundary Commission is encouraging everyone to use this opportunity to help them shape the new constituencies - the more views they hear the more informed the decisions will be when considering whether to revise the proposals.
Please go to www.bce2018.org.uk to have your say and find out more information. You can also follow them on twitter @BCE2018 or using #2018boundaryreview.
The consultation documents are also available to view at:-Melton Borough Council
between the hours of 9am to 5pm.