Wednesday, 19 October 2016
You might like to have your say in a consultation which proposes to change Mapledurham Ward from coming within the Reading East parliamentary constituency (currently served by Rob Wilson MP) to moving to the Reading West seat (currently served by Alok Sharma MP).
As background, The Boundary Commission for England have produced their initial proposals to reduce the number of parliamentary constituencies and to move boundaries in order to make constituency sizes more closely aligned with each other.
The number of English seats has been reduced from 533 to 501. The number of seats in the South East region has been reduced from 84 to 83. The Commission’s proposals are available on their website at www.bce2018.org.uk
The Commission have started a 12 week public consultation period on their proposals, and have invited the public’s views. This period will end on 5 December 2016.
In 2017 there will then be a further four week consultation period following the publication of all representations and the transcripts of the public hearings. A further 8 week consultation period will follow any revised proposals in 2017.
The most local public hearing is being held on Monday 24th October (10am-8pm) & Tuesday 25th October (9am-5pm) in Oxford Town Hall, St Aldate's, Oxford, OX1 1BX
If you are unable to attend, you can submit representations in writing:
Online: Visit the website www.bce2018.org.uk and fill in the online form
In writing: Send representations to: Boundary Commission for England, 35 Great Smith Street, London SW1P 3BQ
Website for the Boundary Commission for England: