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2018 Boundary Commission Review

In 2016 the Boundary Commission for England published and consulted on initial proposals for new constituency boundaries, receiving nearly 20,000 responses to that consultation. The next stage of the 2018 Review is to publish all those representations so that others may comment on them.

The representations have now been published and comments on them are invited for a statutory four-week period, until Monday 27 March 2017.

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 Commission encourages you to take time to see what others have said about their initial proposals, and add your views to those.

Following the secondary consultation, the Commission will be considering all representations received from both consultations, and will consider whether any revisions are needed. If the Commission decides to revise the proposals, it will consult on the revised boundaries, probably towards the end of 2017, or in early 2018.

  • The initial 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.

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