Published Tuesday, 22nd June 2021
The Boundary Commission for England (BCE) is redrawing the map of Parliamentary constituencies in England and needs your help to make sure they take into consideration local knowledge and views.
Some MPs represent more electors than others. The proposals will increase the overall number of constituencies (the area an MP is elected to represent in Parliament) from 533 to 543 to make them more equal in terms of the numbers of electors each contains.
The BCE is holding an eight week consultation, that runs from 8 June until 2 August 2021, allowing you to share your knowledge about your local area.
The Commission considers every piece of feedback that it receives, whether that is about where the constituency boundaries should be or the name of the constituency.
It is easy to get involved - view interactive maps showing the proposed changes, and submit your feedback at www.bcereviews.org.uk.
Proposed local constituency changes
There are a number of changes proposed to constituencies in our area, including:
- Nork is currently part of the Epsom & Ewell constituency – it is proposed this moves to the Reigate constituency.
- Hooley, Merstham and Netherne are currently part of the Reigate constituency – they are proposed to move to the East Surrey constituency.
- South Park and Woodhatch, Horley West and Sidlow, Horley East and Salfords and Horley Central and South wards are proposed to move to the Dorking and Horley constituency. They are currently within either the Reigate constituency or the East Surrey constituency.
The changes do not affect council services or local authority boundaries.
Any constituents who are unable to get online can view the initial proposals for new constituency boundaries at Reigate Library in Bancroft Road, Reigate. Copies are also available in neighbouring constituencies at Crawley, Epsom and Dorking libraries. Responses can be submitted by email to email@example.com or by letter to Boundary Commission for England, 35 Great Smith Street, London, SW1P 3BQ.
There will be a further two rounds of consultation in 2022. The Commission will then look at all the evidence received and form its final recommendations. These will be submitted to Parliament by 1 July 2023. If agreed, the new constituencies take effect at the next General Election.
- For more information see our 2023 Review of Parliamentary constituencies page.