06 September 2016

Provisional Proposals for new Parliamentary constituencies in Northern Ireland are published today for consultation.  The proposals follow a review by the Boundary Commission for Northern Ireland which began on 24 February 2016.  As a result of the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011 (as amended), the number of constituencies in Northern Ireland has reduced from 18 to 17 and this has required a redrawing of the existing constituency boundaries.

The publication of the Commission’s proposals triggers a 12-week public consultation period which will include four public hearings.

Copies of the Commission’s Provisional Proposals Report and the accompanying map can be viewed at http://www.boundarycommission.org.uk/2018-review.