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Garstang Published Friday, 20 October 2017

The Boundary Commission for England (BCE) has published proposals for new Parliamentary constituency boundaries as it opens its third and final consultation.

Following a decision by Parliament to reduce the number of constituencies in the UK to 600 from 650, and to ensure that the number of electors in each constituency is equal, the BCE has been asked to make independent recommendations about where the boundaries of English constituencies should be.

The number of constituencies in the North West must reduce from 75 to 68 and In Lancashire, nine constituencies have bene reconfigured, one of which also has an alternative name proposed.

From 17 October, you can go to the BCE’s website, www.bce2018.org.uk, to view the new plans published. All the public comments received during the first two consultations are also published on the website. You have until 11 December to have your say.

BCE are asking residents to use this final opportunity to contribute to the design of the new constituencies – the more public views, the more informed their decisions will be when they make recommendations to the Government in September 2018.

If agreed by Parliament, the new constituencies will be in use at the next scheduled General Election in 2022.

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