Who are the Boundary Commission and what is the 2023 review?
The Boundary Commission for England (BCE) is an independent and impartial non-departmental public body, which is responsible for reviewing Parliamentary constituency boundaries in England.
The Boundary Commission for England (BCE) has published its initial proposals for new constituency boundaries and they are inviting the public to view and provide feedback on the proposed boundaries as part of an eight-week consultation process.
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 our final recommendations to Parliament by July 2023.
Members of the public are encouraged to visit Boundary Commission for England website to view maps showing the proposed new boundaries and provide feedback before the consultation closes on 2 August 2021.
People 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 before forming its final recommendations.
Proposals for the Middlesbrough area
The proposals for the North East including Middlesbrough can be found on the Boundary Commission for England website.
You can see also search for any changes specific to your address by and entering your postcode.
Maps of the proposed constituencies that cover the Middlesbrough Council area can be viewed below.