2018 Boundary Review
The second phase of consultation on the Boundary Commission's review of parliamentary constituencies started on Tuesday 28 February.
The Boundary Commission for England has announced that the second consultation of the 2018 Boundary Review will be running from Tuesday 28 February 2017 to Monday 27 March 2017.
Our proposed constituency is Saffron Walden. The proposed new constituency boundaries can be found on a map available on the Boundary Commission website where you compare them with other geographies and click data to see how many electors are in each constituency. For further information you can also read the Eastern region Initial proposals report on the website.
Have your say
The purpose of this new consultation is to publish all representations received by the Commission during last year's 12-week consultation on the initial proposals. Nearly 20,000 individuals gave their views in writing, or at public hearings held by the Commission around the country. You will be able to view the representations on the Boundary Commission consultation website.
The Commission will be inviting everyone to look at what others have said, and contribute their views, from 28 February 2017 to 27 March 2017. Following this consultation, the Commissioners will consider all representations from both consultation periods, before deciding whether to revise the initial proposals.
In the meantime you can still view their initial proposals and all the data within them on the Proposals map.
What you need to know
- The number of constituencies in the Eastern region must reduce from 58 to 57
- By law, every constituency we propose must contain between 71,031 and 78,507 electors
- We largely use local government wards as the building blocks for proposed constituencies
- We try to retain existing constituencies where possible
- We try to have regard to geographic factors