Boundary reviews 

Parliamentary Boundary Review

The Boundary Commission for England (BCE) is carrying out an independent and impartial review of all constituencies in England, to rebalance the number of electors in each constituency. 

A secondary consultation on the BCE's initial proposals for new constituencies took place between 22 February and 4 April 2022, and included 32 public hearings across the country.

A third and final round of public consultation on revised constituency proposals ran between 8 November and 5 December 2022. 

View the BCE's final report and recommendations

Borough wards: Local Government Boundary Commission for England Review

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England reviews the electoral and boundary arrangements of councils to make sure they are fair. Their reviews include at least two rounds of public consultation before they make recommendations for change. The latest review of Dacorum Borough Council started in 2023.

Review timetable

Local Government Boundary Commission review timetable
Date  Action 
By 11 March 2024 Develop council size proposal
7 May to 15 July 2024
Consultation on warding patterns
1 October to 9 December 2024 
Consultation on draft recommendations
1 April 2025
Final recommendations published
Spring 2025
Order laid
Early summer 2025
Order made
May 2027 elections

Polling District and Polling Place Review 

The last compulsory review of UK Parliamentary polling districts and polling places took place in 2023. Further information is available on our Polling places review 2023 page.

Background information

What is a polling district?

A polling district is a geographical area created by the sub-division of a UK Parliamentary constituency for the purposes of a UK Parliamentary election.

What is a polling place?

A polling place is the building or area in which polling stations will be selected by the Returning Officer.

What is a polling station?

A polling station is the room or area within the polling place where voting takes place. Unlike polling districts and polling places, which are fixed by the Council, polling stations are chosen by the relevant Returning Officer for the election.

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