Our proposals for West Midlands

We published our initial proposals on 13 September 2016, and consulted on them for 12 weeks.

We then published all the representations we received during those 12 weeks on 28 February 2017, and we are asking for people's views on what others have said until 27 March 2017.

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What do you need to know?

  • The number of constituencies in the West Midlands must reduce from 59 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