Review of parliamentary constituency boundaries in England

Review of parliamentary constituency boundaries in England

What the review is, when it’s happening, how to respond to the proposals.

What the review is

The Boundary Commission for England (BCE) has announced a review of parliamentary constituencies in England.

The number of parliamentary seats in England is increasing from 533 to 543. The review will decide how to divide these seats between England's parliamentary constituencies. This means that some constituencies will be redrawn or renamed.

The BCE has published its initial proposals, and must report its final recommendations to Parliament by 1 July 2023.

Respond to the proposals

As part of the review, the BCE is holding a public consultation for 8 weeks from 8 June 2021 to 2 August 2021. This means that you can tell the BCE what you think of its proposals.

To see the proposals for your area, visit the BCE consultation portal and type in your postcode.

The BCE's proposals for the South West region

  • The South West region is increasing from 55 to 58 parliamentary constituencies.
  • The number of constituencies in Bristol will increase from 4 to 5, with the creation of a new parliamentary constituency called Bristol North East.
  • Bristol North East constituency will expand eastwards into South Gloucestershire.

Find out more

Watch a video about the review.

Read guidance about how to respond to the review.

You can see a paper copy of the BCE's proposals by asking at the helpdesk in the Central Library.

If you have any questions about the proposals or the review, email