Our local Councillors have informed us that the Boundary Commission for England (BCE) is redrawing the national parliamentary constituency boundaries to rebalance the number of electors represented by each MP. This proposed change may affect us. This is not a government initiative. The Boundary Commission is an independent body that ensures parity between the number of electors in each area of the country. Over time new houses are built, and residents move from one area to another, which can impact the number of voters in an area.
A new revised map of constituency proposals has been published on the BCE’s website www.bcereviews.org.uk. A public consultation has been launched, which ends on 5 December 2022.
Significant changes are proposed for our area; for example, the selection of MPs for Merstham, Horley, and Reigate would be affected by the proposed changes.
The Boundary Commission for England wants to hear from residents and communities, to make sure its final recommendations to Parliament take account of local views and knowledge.
You can participate in the consultation via the BCE website www.bcereviews.org.uk to have your say on new parliamentary constituency boundaries. This will be the final opportunity to participate in the 2023 Boundary Review.