The first stage of the consultation for the 2018 Parliamentary Boundary Review started on 13th September 2016. It will run for 12 weeks until Monday 5th December 2016. The aim of the review is to reduce the number of constituencies in the UK from 650 to 600. A summary of the review, along with the initial proposals for the Yorkshire and Humber, are below:
Representations about the proposals can be made in writing or via the website to:
|13th / 14th October||Aspire, 2 Infirmary Street, Leeds, LS1 2JP.|
|17th / 18th October||Sheffield Town Hall, Pinstone Street, Sheffield, S1 2HH|
|20th / 21st October||Hambleton District Council, Civic Centre, Stone Cross, Northallerton, DL6 2UU|
|24th / 25th October||Mercure Hull Royal Hotel, 170 Ferensway, Hull, HU1 3UF.|
Once the first stage is complete the Boundary Commission will publish all of the representations on their website and there will be a further four weeks upon which to comment on the representations received. If the initial proposals are revised, a further eight week consultation will take place.
The Boundary Commission for England must report to Parliament in 2018, and, if agreed by Parliament, the new constituencies will be in use at the next scheduled Parliamentary (General) Election in 2020
Copies of the summary and report for Yorkshire and Humber, together with large scale maps for the Halifax Constituency can also be viewed at the: Central Library , Northgate, Halifax, HX1 1UN.
For the Calder Valley Constituency, the documents can be viewed at Hebden Royd Town Council, The Town Hall, St George's Street, Hebden Bridge, HX7 7BY.
Review of Parliamentary Constituencies in England
Initial Proposals - Consultation Responses
The BCE published and consulted on their initial proposals for new constituency boundaries in September 2016, they received nearly 20,000 responses.
The Commission intend to publish all the representations received on their website at BCE2018 on Tuesday 28 February 2017 and invite comments on them for four weeks until Monday 27 March 2017.
Following the secondary consultation, the Commission will consider all representations received from both consultations and will consider whether any revisions are needed. If they decide to revise the proposals, they will consult on the revised boundaries; this is expected to happen towards the end of 2017, or in early 2018.