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Parliamentary boundary review


The Boundary Commission for England has now concluded its second public consultation period on the revised proposals for the Parliamentary constituency boundaries for Yorkshire and the Humber.

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Boundary Commission for England

The Boundary Commission for England (BCE) is an independent and impartial non-departmental public body which is responsible for reviewing Parliamentary constituency boundaries in England.

The 2018 review

The BCE has the task of periodically reviewing the boundaries of all of the Parliamentary constituencies in England.

They are currently conducting a review on the basis of rules set by Parliament in 2011. These rules state that there should be a significant reduction in the number of Parliamentary constituencies in England (from 533 to 501), and require every constituency – apart from two specified exceptions – to have an electorate that is no smaller than 71,031 and no larger than 78,507.

Revised proposals

The BCE published their revised proposals for the new Parliamentary constituency boundaries in England on 17 October 2017. These proposals are currently out for public consultation until 11 December 2017.

The only change from the initial proposals was to include “Great” ahead of both constituency names to reflect the cultural and historical heritage of the town.

Initial proposals for North East Lincolnshire (First consultation phase)

Yorkshire and Humber has been allocated 50 constituencies – a reduction of 4 from the current number. The BCE’s proposals leave only 3 of the 54 current constituencies unchanged.

Both of the current constituencies in North East Lincolnshire have been significantly changed under the current proposals, as well as the names of both constituencies.

The current Parliamentary constituencies consist of the following Wards:

Great Grimsby

  • East Marsh – 6,268
  • Freshney – 7,204
  • Heneage – 7,717
  • Park – 8,587
  • Scartho – 8,526
  • South – 7,679
  • West Marsh – 4,495
  • Yarborough – 8,521

Total = 58,997

Cleethorpes

  • Croft Baker – 8,502
  • Haverstoe – 8,218
  • Humberston and New Waltham – 8,953
  • Immingham – 8,529
  • Sidney Sussex – 7,837
  • Waltham – 5,714
  • Wolds – 5,791
  • Barton – 8,430 (North Lincs)
  • Ferry – 8,583 (North Lincs)

Total = 70,557 electors

Under the new proposals, two new constituencies are proposed as follows:

Grimsby North and Barton

  • East Marsh – 6,268
  • Freshney – 7,204
  • Immingham – 8,529
  • West Marsh – 4,495
  • Wolds – 5,791
  • Yarborough – 8,521
  • Barton – 8,430 (North Lincs)
  • Brigg and Wolds – 8,632 (North Lincs)
  • Broughton and Appleby – 5,017 (North Lincs)
  • Ferry – 8,583 (North Lincs)

Total = 71,470 electors

Grimsby South and Cleethorpes

  • Croft Baker – 8,502
  • Haverstoe – 8,218
  • Heneage – 7,717
  • Humberston and New Waltham – 8,953
  • Park – 8,587
  • Scartho – 8,526
  • Sidney Sussex – 7,837
  • South – 7,679
  • Waltham – 5,714

Total = 71,733 electors

Please note that the Ward data provided above is based on the December 2015 electorate.

Although our electorate has increased since this date, this cannot be factored into the proposals as legislation dictates that the December 2015 electorate is to be used for this purpose.

Revised Proposals for North East Lincolnshire (Secondary Consultation Phase)

The BCE published their revised proposals for the new Parliamentary constituency boundaries in England on 17th October 2017.  The only change from the initial proposals was to include “Great” ahead of both constituency names to reflect the cultural and historical heritage of the town.

Final Proposals

Please note that the BCE will publish its final recommendations in September 2018.