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2018 Boundary Commission Review

Don't miss the last opportunity to have your say on proposed changes to Parliamentary constituencies.

The revised proposals would see the total number of MPs across the UK reduce from 650 to 600, and across England the number of constituencies would fall from 533 to 501.

The proposal for the Derbyshire Dales is that the constituency remains intact, with no proposal by the Boundary Commission change its name. The proposal suggests the continued inclusion of areas within Amber Valley District that are currently part of the Dales constituency, with additional areas proposed - currently wards in the North East of the county.

The new intake areas are broadly similar in character to the communities of the Derbyshire Dales and the proposed boundary extension helps to create a more uniform size and shape.

In Derbyshire and Derby the new proposals would result in 10 parliamentary constituencies − a reduction of one.

While the names of eight of Derbyshire and Derby's existing constituencies have been kept the same under the proposals, the boundaries of these areas have changed except in High Peak.

The constituency names of Derby North, Derby South and Mid-Derbyshire are not used under the new proposals but new names of Derby East and Derby West have been introduced.

The consultation is being run by the independent and apolitical Boundary Commission for England (BCE), which has reviewed all English constituencies and drawn up the proposed new boundaries following Parliament's decision that the number should reduce and each one should have a similar number of electors.

Two consultations have already been held by the BCE into the proposals and revisions have been made to the initial plans.

This consultation is the third and final opportunity people will have to comment on the revised proposals.

View the representations on the Boundary Commission website, where you can search by a number of different options, such as name, reference number, existing constituency or type of respondent, as well as using the interactive mapping system to locate comments geographically.

The BCE has said as it is the final consultation, it is now looking for any new or compelling evidence that hasn't already been submitted or considered, before the consultation closes on 11 December 2017.

  • Final recommendations will be made by the BCE to the Government in September 2018 and then put before Parliament which will decide whether or not to implement the recommended new constituencies.

Boundary Review factfile

  • The number of constituencies in the East Midlands must reduce from 46 to 44
  • By law, every constituency the Commission proposes must contain between 71,031 and 78,507 electors
  • The Commission largely uses local government wards as the building blocks for proposed constituencies
  • The Commission tries to retain existing constituencies where possible
  • The Commission tries to have regard to geographic factors