Have your say on parliamentary constituency boundary proposals

6 November 2017

We're urging residents not to miss the last opportunity to have your say on proposed changes to Parliamentary constituencies.

The revised proposals would see the total number of MPs across the UK reduce from 650 to 600, and across England the number of constituencies would fall from 533 to 501.

In Derbyshire and Derby the new proposals would result in 10 parliamentary constituencies − a reduction of one.

While the names of eight of Derbyshire and Derby's existing constituencies have been kept the same under the proposals, the boundaries of these areas have changed except in High Peak.

The constituency names of Derby North, Derby South and Mid-Derbyshire are not used under the new proposals but new names of Derby East and Derby West have been introduced.

The consultation is being run by the independent and apolitical Boundary Commission for England (BCE), which has reviewed all English constituencies and drawn up the proposed new boundaries following Parliament's decision that the number should reduce and each one should have a similar number of electors.

Two consultations have already been held by the BCE into the proposals and revisions have been made to the initial plans.

This consultation is the third and final opportunity people will have to comment on the revised proposals.

Derbyshire County Council Leader Councillor Barry Lewis said:

"This is the last chance for Derbyshire residents to have their say about the proposed boundary changes which affect the county and the city.

"The commission has asked all local authorities to help spread the word and encourage everyone who has a view to make it before the consultation deadline.

"We believe it's important that people look at and understand what the changes are and what they could mean for them."

The BCE has said as it is the final consultation, it is now looking for any new or compelling evidence that hasn't already been submitted or considered, before the consultation closes on 11 December 2017.

Final recommendations will be made by the BCE to the Government in September 2018 and then put before Parliament which will decide whether or not to implement the recommended new constituencies.

You can view the proposed changes, see what others have already said and take part in the boundary consultation (opens in a new window).

To contact the Boundary Commission for England you can email: information@boundarycommissionengland.gov.uk, tel: on 020 7276 1102 or write to:

Boundary Commission for England
35 Great Smith Street