What the review is

The Boundary Commission for England Go to https://boundarycommissionforengland.independent.gov.uk/ (opens new window) (BCE) has carried out a review of parliamentary constituencies in England Go to https://boundarycommissionforengland.independent.gov.uk/2023-review/ (opens new window).

The number of parliamentary seats in England is increasing from 533 to 543. The review decided how to divide these seats between England's parliamentary constituencies. This means that some constituencieshave been redrawn or renamed.

Proposals and recommendations

The BCE's proposals for the South West region:

  • The number of constituencies in the South West will increase from 55 to 58.
  • By law, every constituency we propose must contain between 69,724 and 77,062 Parliamentary electors (as at 2 March 2020).
  • As far as possible, we try to have regard to local ties, geographic factors, local government boundaries (as they were known at 1 December 2020), existing constituencies, and minimising disruption caused by proposed change.
  • We use local government wards as the building blocks for proposed constituencies, but will consider splitting a ward where there is a strong case for doing so that helps us better respect the factors above.