Consultation into the 2023 Boundary Review for Barnsley








The Boundary Commission for England has launched a public consultation from Tuesday 22 February to Monday 4 April, asking residents to provide their views on proposed changes to constituencies in their area.

A constituency is based on a geographical area. Anyone that lives within the constituency can vote to elect an MP to represent their area. The MP that is elected sits in the House of Commons as a Member of Parliament.

Parliament requires the Boundary Commission for England to carry out an independent review of all constituencies in England and redraw the map of constituencies so that it represents local communities as best as possible.

Due to population changes since the last review, the number of voters in some constituencies is much higher than in others. Therefore, the review into constituencies will ensure each one has a similar number of people able to vote. As part of this process, the number of constituencies in England will increase to 543.

Residents are encouraged to submit their views on the initial proposed changes to the constituencies in their local area in writing via the consultation website bcereviews.org.uk, by email to information@boundarycommissionengland.gov.uk or by post to 35 Great Smith Street, London, SW1P 3BQ.

Members of the public are also invited to speak at a public hearing to share their views. They can find their nearest hearing and book a slot to speak at bit.ly/bcepublichearings or by calling 020 7276 1102.

Regular updates about the review can be found on the Boundary Commission for England’s Facebook and Twitter pages.


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