2023 Review of Parliamentary constituencies

The electoral map of England is being redrawn to reflect population change and the Government's aim that all Parliamentary constituencies contain roughly the same number of electors.

A consultation is being undertaken by the Boundary Commission for England and residents are encouraged to give their views on the proposals.

You can take part in the survey and view maps showing the proposed new boundaries and provide feedback before the consultation closes on 2 August 2021.

You can comment on anything from where the proposed new boundary lines are to the names of the constituencies.

There will be a further two rounds of consultation in 2022. Following the conclusion of all three consultation periods, the Commission will look at all the evidence received before forming its final recommendations.

How will the review affect Runnymede?

Currently there is one parliamentary constituency which covers the borough, Runnymede and Weybridge.

Under the new proposals, which have not yet been ageed, most of the Borough would remain in a constituency with similar boundaries to now, and which would be called Weybridge and Chertsey.

Part of Runnymede, Egham Hythe and Egham Town, will be added to a new Windsor constituency. This will be administered from an elections perspective by  the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.

This does not mean that Egham Hythe and Egham Town are being moved in to the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead council area from a local government perspective. The change is purely related to parliamentary constituencies. Both Egham Hythe and Egham Town will remain part of the Runnymede Borough Council and Surrey County Council areas.

Details of the wards covered by the proposed new Weybridge and Chertsey constituency.
WardLocal authority
Addlestone NorthRunnymede
Addlestone SouthRunnymede
Chertsey RiversideRunnymede
Chertsey St Ann'sRunnymede
Cobham and DownsideElmbridge
Englefield Green EastRunnymede
Englefield Green WestRunnymede
Longcross, Lyne and Chertsey SouthRunnymede
New HawRunnymede
Outland and BurwoodElmbridge
OttershawRunnymede
ThorpeRunnymede
Weybridge RiversideElmbridge
Weybridge St GeorgesElmbridge
Virginia WaterRunnymede
Woodham and RowtownRunnymede

 

Timetable of Boundary Commission Review

5 Jan 2021
Publication of headline electorate figures by Office of National Statistics (ONS), Boundary Commission for England (BCE) begin development of initial proposals.

24 March 2021
Publication of complete ward-level electorate figures (i.e. including 'prospective' wards).

10 May 2021
Publication of 'Guide to the 2023 Review'.

8 June 2021
Publication of the initial proposals and conduct eight-week written consultation.

Early 2022
Publication of the responses to initial proposals and conduct six-week 'secondary consultation', including between two and five public hearings in each region.

Late 2022
Publication of the revised proposals and conduct four-week written consultation.

June 2023
Submit and publish final report and recommendations