Residents asked to have their say in Parliamentary Boundary Review 2023

The Boundary Commission for England (BCE) is seeking views on the proposed changes to Parliamentary constituency boundaries in England.

The BCE 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.

The changes affect the boundaries for all three of the Wakefield district constituencies and propose that the district would be covered by four different boundaries – one proposed constituency will include a ward within Leeds City Council and one will include wards within the Kirklees Council area.

Gillian Marshall

The public consultation is open until 2 August 2021 and the public are invited to submit their views on the initial proposals.

Gillian Marshall, Electoral Registration Officer, said “These proposed changes do affect the constituencies in the district, so it is important that voters familiarise themselves with the proposals and have their say.”

The full proposals and guidance on the review is available here and can be viewed at Pontefract and Hemsworth libraries. Opinions on the proposals can be submitted via the consultation website, here.

More information is also available on the Council’s Polling places and electoral boundaries webpage.