RESIDENTS are being asked for their opinions on the final version of proposed changes to parliamentary constituency boundaries which could see Calne effectively spilt between two constituencies.
The Boundary Commission for England (BCE) is required by Parliament to undertake an independent and impartial review of all constituencies in England, to rebalance the number of electors in each constituency.
Constituency sizes currently vary widely due to population changes since the last boundary review. The new map proposed by the Commission will make sure each constituency has between 69,724 and 77,062 electors, so that each MP represents roughly the same number of electors. The 2023 Boundary Review also requires that the number of constituencies in England increases from 533 to 543.
The revised proposals show that Calne would effectively be spilt between two constituencies. With most of Calne under the proposed Chippenham CC and Calne South under Melksham and Devizes CC.
The Boundary Commission for England (BCE) launched the final stage of publication on Tuesday, November 8, and comments can be made until the deadline of Monday, December 5.
After the last consultation has been completed, the body will submit its recommendations to parliament by July 2023.
After this, an ‘Order in Council’ will be passed to implement the recommendations.
The constituencies set out in the order will then be implemented for the next General Election.
The boundary changes will not affect local council services and only relate to parliamentary constituencies.
To have your say - follow the link and make your thoughts and wishes for the future with regards to this boundary change known - https://www.bcereviews.org.uk/node/6489?postcode=SN119EA&fbclid=IwAR3waXglZy_zKVTHyURrHbi9PuqTj9NMwKvbbecZHaFrOUi1ReSxwtBV3mE
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