Last chance to have your say on Parliamentary constituency boundaries for Herefordshire

The Boundary Commission for England (BCE) launched its third and final consultation on changes to Parliamentary constituencies in England today (17 October 2017), intended to come into effect for the next scheduled general election in 2022.

This is the last chance to have your say on decisions that could affect Herefordshire. The proposals published today are a result of feedback from public consultations in September 2016 and March 2017.

Sam Hartley, Secretary to the Boundary Commission for England, said:

“It's crucial we hear from people in Herefordshire. We are calling on your local knowledge to inform our recommendations for changes to Parliamentary constituencies in England.

“This is your last chance to have your say; we have already had two consultations, therefore this time we’re really looking for any new and compelling evidence that we haven’t already considered.”

The Boundary Commission for England is an independent body that is reviewing proposals to reduce the number of constituencies in England to make them more of an equal size.

Following a decision by Parliament to reduce the number of constituencies in the UK to 600 from 650, and to ensure that the number of electors in each constituency is more equal, the Boundary Commission for England is conducting the necessary review of all English constituencies.

It will take just a few minutes to respond to the consultation online, where you can also see other people’s comments and view the proposed changes for Herefordshire on the interactive map www.bce2018.org.uk

The Hereford and South Herefordshire proposed changes document is available to view at Hereford Town Hall. The North Herefordshire proposed changes document is available to view at Leominster Library.

Published: Tuesday, 17th October 2017