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Parliamentary boundary review process launched




Voters in West Norfolk will be invited to have their changes on proposals to reform the boundaries of Parliamentary constituencies later this year.

The Boundary Commission for England (BCE) has launched the process of redrawing the electoral map in a way which would see more MPs representing parts of England after the next General Election.

Although the number of MPs in the House of Commons will remain at 650, the Commission's final proposals would see 10 new English constituencies.

Voters will have the chance to have their say on plans to change the Parliamentary election boundaries.
Voters will have the chance to have their say on plans to change the Parliamentary election boundaries.

Of those, three will be in the Eastern region, increasing the number of MPs to 61, although there is no detail of where they may be.

Each constituency will be expected to cover a range of approximately 70,000 to 77,000 electors.

The BCE says it will publish its initial proposals this summer, at which point an eight week public consultation period will take place.

BCE secretary Tim Bowden said: "Parliament has set strict rules on greater equality of electorate size between the new constituencies - these rules and the increase in total number of constituencies in England mean that there is likely to be a large degree of change across the country.

"Once we publish our initial proposals in the summer, we will need the help of residents in all regions to ensure that our proposals take account of local ties and best reflect the geography on the ground.

"Everyone’s views will help us recommend a well considered and practical set of new constituency boundaries in England.”

With the current Parliamentary term set to continue until late 2024, final proposals are due to be presented to the Speaker of the Commons, Sir Lindsay Hoyle, by the summer of 2023.

For more information, visit boundarycommissionforengland.independent.gov.uk/



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