From Karen Last. Electoral Services Manager, Legal and Democratic Services, Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils.
Parliamentary Constituency Boundary Review
This week the Boundary Commission for England (BCE) launched its third and final consultation on changes to Parliamentary constituencies in England, intended to come into effect for the next scheduled general election in 2022.
This is the last chance for people to have a say on decisions that could affect their area. The proposals published are a result of feedback from public consultations in September 2016 and March 2017.
Following a decision by Parliament to reduce the number of constituencies in the UK to 600 from 650, and to ensure that the number of electors in each constituency is more equal, the Boundary Commission for England is conducting the necessary review of all English constituencies.
I have attached a map image of the changes that have been proposed around the Suffolk Coastal and Central Suffolk & North Ipswich constituency boundary.
Suffolk Coastal DC have issued a press release and also included the information on our website, but we wanted to ensure that our towns and parishes were aware of the proposals too.
You can view the proposed changes and see what other people have already said about your local area online at: www.bce2018.org.uk. You will find an interactive map that's quick and easy to use to respond to the consultation in minutes.