Parliamentary Boundary Review 2021-2023
The Parliamentary Constituencies Act has received Royal Assent, which means the geographical boundaries of the UK's 650 constituencies will be redrawn to each contain a near number of eligible voters.
The Boundary Commissions in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will start their reviews in January 2021. The Commissions' proposed new electoral maps will be subject to extensive scrutiny, each undergoing three separate periods of consultation, where members of local communities can submit written suggestions for consideration and attend public hearings. The Commissions must present their final reports to the Speaker of the House of Commons by 1 July 2023.
Parliamentary Boundary Review 2018
The Boundary Commission for England undertook a review of Parliamentary constituencies over approximately two and a half years, with final recommendations submitted to Parliament in September 2018. However, these recommendations have not been implemented and a further boundary review will be carried out in 2021.
Electoral review for Elmbridge 2016
Following the Council's request to the Local Government Boundary Commission for England to undertake an Electoral Review for Elmbridge, the Commission published its final recommendations for new electoral arrangements for Elmbridge Borough Council. The Commission's final recommendations are that Elmbridge be represented by 48 councillors: twelve fewer than the previous arrangement. Those councillors will represent sixteen three-member wards across the Borough, delivering electoral equality for voters across the Borough. The Commission's publication followed an eight-week public consultation on its draft proposals and draws new boundaries for each Council ward across Elmbridge. The new electoral arrangements were implemented at the local elections on 5 May 2016.
Further details in respect of the final recommendations can be seen on the Local Government Boundary Commission for England's website.