09 February 2022

The Boundary Commission for Northern Ireland (BCNI) has today commenced the secondary consultation period of the 2023 Boundary Review. In line with the legislation, this secondary consultation period lasts for six weeks, and will close on 23 March 2022.

The secondary consultation period provides an opportunity to submit further written representations with respect to the representations from the initial consultation period, which are available on the Commission’s website. The secondary consultation period also includes public hearings, at which representations can be made about any of the Commission’s initial proposals, and about any alternative proposals.

Commenting on today’s launch, Deputy Chairman Mr Justice Michael Humphreys said:

“I am pleased to announce the start of the secondary consultation period of the 2023 Boundary Review, and I would encourage everyone with an interest to take part. You can do this both by making a written representation, and by registering to attend a public hearing, where representations can also be made.”

A Guide to the Secondary Consultation Period, details of the public hearings and how you can register to attend, are available on the Commission’s website at www.boundarycommission.org.uk/2023-review-parliamentary-constituencies.