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18:00 - 19:30 27 October 2015

50 fewer MPs: challenges for the next constituencies review?


Wilson Room | Portcullis House (link Map)
Houses of Parliament | London | SW1A 2LW | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Professor Ron Jonston, School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol
Tony Bellringer, Secretary, Parliamentary) Boundary Commission for England,

In March 2016 the four Boundary Commissions will commence their task of producing a new set of Parliamentary constituencies (600, replacing the current 650) which conform to the new rules for redistribution enacted in 2011 that require every constituency to have an electorate within +/-5% of the national average. Their recommendations have to be with Parliament by October 2018 so that the new seats can be used for the 2020 general election. In 2011 the Commissions commenced an unfinished first implementation of these new rules, but the task was not completed: the outcome of that exercise provides lessons for the one about to start.

This event is jointly organized by the Parliament and Constitution Centre.

Please allow amble time to pass through parliament's security.


Ben Webb
+44 (0)20 7679 4977 | constitution@ucl.ac.uk