[EM] Public Consultation on UK Constituency Boundary Changes due to end

Gervase Lam gervase at madasafish.com
Sat Nov 18 15:39:46 PST 2017

At various times, the UK have carried out public consultations prior to
the creation or amendment of certain Acts of Parliament.  Examples
include the "Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008" (relating to
Mitochondrial DNA donation) and "High Speed Rail (Preparation) Act
2013" (relating to the routing of the High Speed Railway lines,

As well as including the AV/IRV referendum carried out in 2011, the
"Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011" also included
reducing the number of Members of Parliament from 650 to 600.  If a
reduction in these MPs is implemented, this would directly mean that
the constituency boundary map will be redrawn.

What surprised me (but maybe it shouldn't have) about the act was that
there have been on-going public consultations about the proposed new
boundary map.  The final parts of these consultations is due to end
next month on Monday 11th December.

I'll just conclude my e-mail with a couple of small comments on links
relating to the boundary change consultation.


o Summary of the review process as currently being done by the Boundary
Commission for England, which includes a guide (in PDF format) of how
the commission proposes to go about the redrawing of the boundaries
under the rules of the act:


o Despite the heading on the web page mentioning London, the following
link is to an online map that allows people to look at the proposed and
the old boundaries for ALL the "governmental boundaries" in England.
 Like any public consultation, you can add your own comment by clicking
"Make a Comment" or click "View all comments" to see other people's


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