Proposed changes to parliamentary boundaries – please share your views

Boundary review

The Boundary Commission for England has published revised proposals for new Parliamentary constituency boundaries. The proposed changes would affect how many MPs represent people in Kirklees, and some citizens would be in a different constituency. Please have a look at the proposals to see how they will affect you.

Take part in the Boundary Review consultation

 

What is the Boundary Review?

The 2018 Boundary Review is looking at where constituency boundaries should be. The Boundary Commission for England, who are carrying out the review, are impartial and independent of government.

The planned outcome of the review is that the number of MPs in England will be reduced from 533 to 501, with some boundaries being moved to make the numbers of electors in each constituency more equal.

The review is an opportunity for you to say what you think, and comment on whether the new boundaries make sense for local communities.

The proposed changes

Here’s a brief summary of how the proposed changes affect people in Kirklees. There have been some earlier stages of consultation, so these are revised proposals:

 

Batley and Spen
The existing Bradford wards of Wyke and Tong will become part of the constituency, which will also include the wards of Birstall and Birkenshaw, Cleckheaton, Heckmondwike, and Liversedge and Gomersal. The proposed name of this constituency area is “Bradford South East and Spen”. The Batley wards (East and West) will become part of another constituency, called “Batley and Morley”.

Colne Valley
Penistone West will become part of the Colne Valley constituency.
(this is no change to the previous proposals).

Dewsbury
No changes are being proposed.

Huddersfield
Lindley will become part of the Huddersfield constituency.
(this is no change to the previous proposals).

 

These proposed changes affect the areas that are represented by MPs. This is different from the ward areas that are represented by our local councillors (which are not affected by this review).

 

How to take part

You can go to the Boundary Commission for England’s website to view the new plans. If you’ve taken part before, please look again to see what’s changed. All the public comments received during the first two consultations are also published on the website:

Take part in the Boundary Review consultation

 

You have until 11th December 2017 to share your comments on the Boundary Commission’s website. (Please don’t post your comments on our Kirklees Together blog, as they won’t count towards the consultation).

The Boundary Commission’s recommendations will then be published in 2018.

 

Video: What is the 2018 Boundary Review?

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  • To take part in the consultation, please visit https://www.bce2018.org.uk/ and share your comments before 11th December 2017. Please note that any comments posted on the Kirklees Together blog will not be seen or considered by the Boundary Commission for England.

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