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Initial Consultation Period

Initial Consultation Period

This page allows you to view any of the responses received during our initial consultation, including written responses and those made orally at public hearings.

In order to help you find what you are looking for, responses are sorted into broad areas and, for written responses, by proposed new constituency. Use the left-hand menu to choose an area, the responses for that area and further search options will then be displayed.

  • Public Hearing Transcripts: Includes the verbatim transcripts for the public hearings held in Swansea, Cardiff, Wrexham, Caernarfon and Llandrindod Wells. 
  • Political Party Responses: Includes the official written responses from the Conservative Party, Labour Party, Liberal Democrats and Plaid Cymru. 
  • Whole Wales: Includes written responses that make counter-proposals for the whole of Wales. 
  • South East Wales: Includes written responses regarding the proposed new constituencies of: Monmouthshire; Torfaen; Newport Central; Blaenau Gwent; Newport West and Sirhowy Valley; Cardiff East; Caerphilly and Cardiff North; Cardiff Central and Penarth; Cardiff West; Pontypridd; Rhondda; Heads of the Valleys; and The Vale of Glamorgan.
  • South West Wales: Includes written responses regarding the proposed new constituencies of: Bridgend; Aberavon and Ogmore; Neath; Swansea East; Gower and Swansea West and Llanelli. 
  • West Wales: Includes written responses regarding the proposed new constituencies of: Caredigion and North Pembrokeshire; South and West Pembrokeshire and Caerfyrddin.
  • Mid and North Wales: Includes written responses regarding the proposed new constituencies of: South Powys; Gwynedd; Glyndwr and North Powys; Wrexham Maelor; Alyn and Deeside; Dee Estuary; North Wales Coast; and Menai ac Ynys Môn.

Please note that responses have been categorised in order to help users find submissions which relate to a particular area. Some responses cross several areas and impact on multiple constituencies. You may therefore wish to consider responses for the areas and constituencies surrounding the constituency that you are interested in, this will ensure that you see all responses which relate to a particular issue.

To view the Commission's proposals please see our 2013 Review page.