Borough Council of Wellingborough

Parliamentary Boundary Review 2018

Parliamentary Constituency Boundary Review 2018

The Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986 (as amended in 2011) requires the four Boundary Commissions for the UK to carry out a review of constituencies and to submit final reports to Parliament in September 2018. Parliament has specified that the 2018 Review must reduce the number of constituencies, and therefore MPs, in the UK, to 600. It has asked the Boundary Commission for England to consider where the boundaries of the new constituencies in England should be, ensuring that every new constituency has roughly the same number of electors; no fewer than 71,031 and no more than 78,507.

The review is expected to take approximately two and a half years.

Third Consultation Period

On 17 October 2017 the Boundary Commission for England (BCE) published the revised proposals based on the representations made during the first and second consultation periods on their website. An eight-week public consultation period, ending on Monday 11 December 2017, has begun for the reviewed constituencies. Members of the public are invited to submit and comments and feedback to BCE on the revised proposals. BCE encourages members of the public to feed back via the consultation website, as maps are available to view while you submit your comments, but you can also respond to BCE in writing.

Plans are available to view at Swanspool House Reception at the Council offices. There are some changes from the initial proposals - summarised below:

Finedon ward would become part of the proposed Kettering parliamentary constituency
Harrowden and Sywell ward would become part of the proposed Daventry and Lutterworth constituency (note: three villages from this ward - Ecton, Mears Ashby and Sywell - are already part of the current Daventry parliamentary consituency)
Earls Barton ward would become part of the proposed Daventry and Lutterworth constituency (Earls Barton ward is already a part of the current Daventry parliamentary constituency)

Irthlingborough Waterloo and Irthlingborough John Pyel wards would become part of the proposed Wellingborough constituency
Wollaston and Bozeat wards would be retained as part of the Wellingborough constituency 

If you have any queries about the proposed boundary changes then please contact the Electoral Services team by calling 01933 231513 or emailing elections@wellingborough.gov.uk

Second Consultation Period

On 28 February 2017, the Boundary Commission published all of the representations made during the first consulation period on their website. The second consultation period, allowing the public to submit their views on what others have said, closed on 27 March 2017.

Initial Proposals and First Consultation Period

Initial proposals for new boundaries were published on 13 September 2016. This began a twelve week public consultation period to 6 December 2016, where members of the public were invited to submit their comments and feedback to BCE. There were several changes proposed to the Wellingborough parliamentary constituency, summarized below:

Finedon ward would become part of the proposed Kettering parliamentary constituency
Harrowden and Sywell ward would become part of the proposed Daventry and Lutterworth constituency (note: three villages from this ward - Ecton, Mears Ashby and Sywell - are already part of the current Daventry parliamentary consituency)
Wollaston and Bozeat wards would become part of the proposed Northampton South constituency

Irthlingborough Waterloo and Irthlingborough John Pyel wards would become part of the proposed Wellingborough constituency.

The Boundary Commission for England held three public hearings with regard to the initial proposals to the East Midlands region. The dates and locations of these hearings are available below:

Town

Location

Dates

Derby

Cathedral Quarter Hotel, 16 Saint Mary’s Gate, Derby DE1 3JR

Thursday 27 – Friday 28 October 2016

Northampton

Northampton Council, The Guildhall, St. Giles Square, Northampton NN1 1DE

Monday 31 October – Tuesday 1 November 2016

Lincoln

Bishop Grosseteste University, Newport, Lincoln LN1 3DY

Thursday 3 – Friday 4 November 2016

Maps are available on the Boundary Commission for England's consultation website.If you have any queries about the proposed boundary changes then please contact the Electoral Services team by calling 01933 231513 or emailing elections@wellingborough.gov.uk