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Border control—potential changes to UK constituency boundaries

Border control—potential changes to UK constituency boundaries
Published on: 16 February 2016
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Border control—potential changes to UK constituency boundaries
  • Why might constituency boundaries be changed? What purpose does changing boundaries serve?
  • What powers do sitting governments have to change constituency boundaries?
  • What is the process for instituting boundary changes?
  • What restrictions are placed on governments when pursuing boundary changes?
  • Are boundary changes open to challenge? If so, how does this process work?
  • Where are we now with the current boundary review?
  • Can a government refuse to follow the findings of a review?

Article summary

Local Government analysis: What are the laws underpinning the upcoming review of constituency boundaries in the UK? Simon Goacher, head of local government at Weightmans, and the Boundary Commission for England, one of four such bodies in the UK, explain the process behind the review on constituency boundaries and the potential impact if they are changed as a result. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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