Boundary Commission submits Final Recommendations

Report due to be laid in Parliament by Speaker

The Boundary Commission for Wales has submitted the Final Recommendations report of the 2023 Review of Parliamentary Constituencies to the Speaker of the House of Commons.

The Speaker will lay the report before Parliament in due course and the Commission will then publish its report on its website and portal.

The Commission began the 2023 Review of Parliamentary Constituencies in 2021 and was required to submit  its final recommendations to the Speaker of the House of Commons by 1 July this year.

The Commission’s work is governed by the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986 (as amended) (‘the Act’). The Act states that our report should be submitted to the Speaker of the House of Commons and that copies of the report must be sent to the Secretary of State or the Minister for the Cabinet Office. The Act also sets out the timescale for our report, and states that the Commission must submit the final report in relation to the current review of boundaries before 1 July 2023.

Commenting on the submission of the report, Shereen Williams MBE OstJ DL, Secretary to the Boundary Commission for Wales said:

“The Commission looks forward to the laying of the Final Recommendations report, which is strongly influenced by the thousands of representations received from the public and our stakeholders.

“We would like to thank Wales’ Members of Parliament, Principal Councils, and Political Parties for the constructive way in which they have engaged with the process.

“Our greatest thanks however is reserved for the members of the public who asked questions, submitted their views, and helped shape Wales’ new parliamentary constituencies.

The Commission will make further comments upon the laying of the report.