Horsham District residents now have a final chance to help reshape the constituency map as the Boundary Commission for England launches its final consultation on new revised proposals for constituencies.
The Local Government Boundary Commission for England is proposing new constituency boundaries, including for the Horsham District. The Commission have published revised boundaries following an initial consultation in early 2022. There is now a further period of consultation underway, should residents wish to make any further comments. This final consultation closes on 5 December 2022.
In essence the proposal for the District is that the Horsham Parliamentary constituency stays mainly the same. The initial proposal for the south of the District to form part of the Shoreham constituency has now been amended. The revised proposal is that the south of the District forms part of the Arundel and South Downs constituency, which also includes parts of the Chichester District Council and Arun District Council areas.
You are invited to view and comment on the new map at www.bcereviews.org.uk .
The Commission is undertaking an independent review of all constituencies in England as requested by Parliament. The number of electors within each constituency currently varies widely due to population changes since the last boundary review. The 2023 Boundary Review will rebalance the number of electors each MP represents, resulting in significant change to the existing constituency map. As part of the review, the number of constituencies in England will increase from 533 to 543.
After this final consultation has closed on 5 December, the Commission will analyse the responses and form its final recommendations. These will be submitted to Parliament by 1 July 2023.
You can also respond to the consultation by writing to: Boundary Commission for England, 35 Great Smith Street, London, SW1P 3BQ, by calling 020 7276 1102 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Responses to the previous consultation are also available to view on the Boundary Commission for England website.
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