Parliamentary Boundary Review 2018

Parliamentary Boundary Review 2018

The first stage of the consultation for the 2018 Parliamentary Boundary Review, reducing the number of constituencies in the UK from 650 to 600, commenced on 13 September and will run for 12 weeks until 5 December 2016. A summary of the review, along with the initial proposals for the North East, are below:

North East Initial Proposals Summary

North East Initial Proposals Report

Representations about the proposals can be made in writing direct to the Boundary Commission for England, 35 Great Smith Street, London, SW1P 3BQ., or via their website

In addition there will be two public hearings for the North East area, as follows:

14 and 15 November 2016 - Victoria Hall, Royal Station Hotel, Neville Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 5DH.

17 and 18 November 2016 - King's Ballroom, Mercure Darlington, Kings Hotel, 9-12 Priestgate, Darlington, DL1 1NW.

Once the first stage is complete the Boundary Commission will publish all of the representations on their website and there will be a further four weeks upon which to comment on the representations received. If the initial proposals are revised, a further eight week consultation will take place. 

The Boundary Commission for England must report to Parliament in 2018, and, if agreed by Parliament, the new constituencies will be in use at the next scheduled Parliamentary (General) Election in 2020.