Who are the Boundary Commission and what is the 2023 review?
The Boundary Commission for England (BCE) is an independent and impartial non-departmental public body, which is responsible for reviewing Parliamentary constituency boundaries in England.
The Boundary Commission for England (BCE) has published its initial proposals for new constituency boundaries. We invite the public to view and provide feedback on the proposed boundaries as part of an eight-week consultation process.
The 2023 Review of Parliamentary constituencies was formally launched in January this year. The Commission is required to ensure that the number of electors in each constituency is more equal; in doing so, the number of constituencies in England will increase from 533 to 543. The Commission is undertaking an independent review of all constituency boundaries in England and will present our final recommendations to Parliament by July 2023.
Members of the public are encouraged to view maps showing the proposed new boundaries and provide feedback before the consultation closes on Monday 2 August 2021. People can comment on anything from where the proposed new boundary lines are to the names of the constituencies. There will be a further two rounds of consultation in 2022. Following the conclusion of all three consultation periods, the Commission will look at all the evidence received before forming its final recommendations.
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Under the proposals Salford would continue with two constituencies of its own, however they would differ from the existing ones; including Salford taking on Wigan’s ‘Astley Mossley Common’ ward into the proposed Worsley and Eccles county constituency.
There would also be four Salford wards falling under other local authority constituencies. These would be:
Maps of the four proposed constituencies that will cover the Salford City Council area (two Salford constituencies, one Bolton and one Bury constituency) can be accessed via the downloadable PDF documents below.
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