Parliamentary Boundary Review 2023

Constituencies are Changing!

The Boundary Commission for England (BCE) is required by Parliament to undertake an independent and impartial review of all constituencies in England, to rebalance the number of electors in each constituency. The 2023 Boundary Review also requires that the number of constituencies in England increases from 533 to 543. The Commission held its secondary consultation on its initial proposals for new constituencies, between 22 February to 4 April 2022 - this consultation is now closed. During that consultation, public hearings were held across the country to allow members of the public to provide their views in person.  The public hearings for the North East Region took place in Newcastle on 28 and 29 March 2022 and Middlesbrough on 31 March and 1 April 2022.

The maps showing the current and proposed constituencies including those in Darlington can be viewed from the consultation website bcereviews.org.uk. You need to enter your postcode or select the north east region and then zoom in on the areas of the map which interest you and  use the boundary. The comments sent in during the first consultation can also viewed.

The BCE are now analysing the feedback received during the first and second consultation stages and it is expected that the final consultation will take place towards the end of 2022 on any revisions subsequently made to the initial proposals.

Follow @BCEReviews on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up-to-date with 2023 Boundary Review news.

Further information and resources:
Boundary Commission for England website
Guide to the 2023 Review
Guide to the public hearings

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