The Boundary Commission for England (BCE) has published the proposals for the public to view and comment on as part of a consultation process. Saltford’s proposed new parliamentary constituency is ‘Keynsham and North East Somerset’.
Enter your post code at https://www.bcereviews.org.uk/ to view existing and proposed boundaries, and to give feedback on proposals for new constituency boundaries (see ‘Make a comment’ button above the map on the top right, or click the ‘Make a general comment’ link below the map).
The 2023 Review of Parliamentary constituencies was formally launched in January this year. The Commission is required to ensure that the number of electors in each constituency is more equal. In doing so, the number of constituencies in England will increase from 533 to 543. The Commission is undertaking an independent review of all constituency boundaries in England and will present final recommendations to Parliament by July 2023.
Publication of the initial proposals is the first time people get to see what the map of new constituencies might look like. The rules that the Commission work to are such that wide scale change is inevitable. Just under 10% of the existing 533 English constituencies remain unchanged.
There are proposed changes for Saltford as part of the Bath and North East Somerset area, and residents are encouraged to visit www.bcereviews.org.uk to view maps showing the proposed new boundaries and comment before the consultation closes on 2 August 2021.
Residents can comment on anything from where the proposed new boundary lines are to the names of the constituencies. There will be a further two rounds of consultation in 2022. Following the conclusion of all three consultation periods, the Commission will look at all the evidence received and form its final recommendations.