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Last chance to have your say on Parliamentary constituency boundaries

The Boundary Commission for England has now launched its third and final consultation on changes to Parliamentary constituencies in England, intended to come into effect for the next scheduled general election in 2022.

This is the last chance to have your say on decisions that could affect Calderdale.

The most recent proposals are a result of feedback from public consultations in September 2016 and March 2017.

Sam Hartley, Secretary to the Boundary Commission for England, said:

“It’s crucial we hear from people in Calderdale. We are calling on your local knowledge to inform our recommendations for changes to Parliamentary constituencies in England.

“This is your last chance to have your say; we have already had two consultations, therefore this time we’re really looking for any new and compelling evidence that we haven’t already considered.”

Robin Tuddenham, Electoral Registration Officer at Calderdale Council, said:

“The proposed changes to the existing Parliamentary constituencies will mean a change for Calderdale, as if the changes take place there will be two new Upper and Lower Calder constituencies replacing the existing Halifax and Calder Valley.

“This is the last opportunity to have your say about the planned changes, so if you would like to share your opinion on the proposals make sure you respond before the deadline of Monday 11 December 2017.”

The Boundary Commission for England is an independent body that is reviewing proposals to reduce the number of constituencies in England to make them more of an equal size.

Following a decision by Parliament to reduce the number of constituencies in the UK to 600 from 650, and to ensure that the number of electors in each constituency is more equal, the Boundary Commission for England is conducting the necessary review of all English constituencies.

You can view the proposed changes and see what other people have already said about your local area online here www.bce2018.org.uk(external link). You will find an interactive map that’s quick and easy to use to respond to the consultation in minutes.

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