Our proposals for South West

Consultation on our initial proposals for new parliamentary constituency boundaries closed on 5 December 2016.

We're now spending time organising and cataloguing all the representations we've received before publishing them in the spring of 2017, when you will be able to see and comment on what others have said. In the meantime you can still view our initial proposals and all the data within them on the map below.

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Data - use this tool to click on the map and view the electorate data for the selected area. The electorate data will appear in a box underneath the map.

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Boundaries - use the boundaries button to turn on/off different boundary layers


Polling districts - created by local authorities for the administration of running elections


Wards - a ward is a local authority area, typically used for electing a councillor or councillors to a local authority


Existing constituencies - the layer of geography used for electing MPs in the UK


Initial proposals - first formal proposals published by the BCE for new Parliamentary constituencies


Local authorities - councillors are elected to a local authority. This layer includes districts, boroughs, and unitary authorities


Regions - our proposals are based on the nine regions used for European elections (though it should be clear that our work has no effect on European electoral matters, nor is it affected by the recent referendum result)


Click on a location on the map to have your say about that area.

Attention The boundaries and the name labels in the wards, polling district and existing and proposed constituency layers are visible only at a certain zoom level. Please zoom in to see all the information on these layers. Polling district electorate data is provided by local authorities and we are not responsible for its accuracy.

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What do you need to know?

  • The number of constituencies in the South West must reduce from 55 to 53
  • By law, every constituency we propose must contain between 71,031 and 78,507 electors
  • We largely use local government wards as the building blocks for proposed constituencies
  • We try to retain existing constituencies where possible
  • We try to have regard to geographic factors