Electoral boundary reviews
Details of the boundary reviews of our council wards and of the parliamentary constituency.
Review of Parliamentary constituency boundaries
The Boundary Commission reviews all Parliamentary constituency boundaries in England every five years.
In 2011, the Commission issued a consultation on its initial proposals to reduce the number of constituencies in England from 533 to 502. The proposals also aimed to make sure that constituencies had a similar number of registered electors. Electorates would be no smaller than 72,810 and no larger than 80,473. In the south-east region, the number of constituencies would reduce from 84 to 83.
As a result of the consultation, the Commission issued revised proposals and in the south-east, 58 of the 83 constituencies proposed originally have been revised. There are substantial revisions in Hampshire, including the Aldershot constituency, where the revised proposals incorporate the Church Crookham East and West wards instead of Fleet North. This left an electorate of 79,493.
However, following a vote in Parliament, the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 received Royal Assent on 31 January 2013, which had the effect of delaying the Parliamentary constituency boundary review until 2018. The 2015 Parliamentary election will now take place on the existing boundaries. You can find out more on the Boundary Commission for England website.