2018 Boundary Review
The Boundary Commission provided the Government with its final recommendation for new constituency boundaries on 5 September 2018.
The government laid these recommendations in Parliament for consideration on 10 September 2018.
There is only one proposed parliamentary constituency which encompasses the district of Uttlesford. This is Saffron Walden. New boundaries are proposed to this constituency. The proposals can be found on a map available on the Boundary Commission website where you compare them with other geographies and view data to see how many electors are in each constituency. You can also read the full report of the Commission.
What do you need to know about the Boundary Commission's review?
- The Commission began a review of Parliamentary constituencies in 2016 and reported its recommendations to Government in September 2018
- The number of constituencies in the Eastern region had to reduce from 58 to 57
- By law, every constituency proposed must contain between 71,031 and 78,507 electors
- Local government wards were largely used as the building blocks for proposed constituencies
- The Commission try to retain existing constituencies where possible
- The Commission try to have regard to geographic factors