Have your say on proposed boundary changes in Hackney

Residents of Hackney are being asked to participate on a consultation about changes to the borough’s Parliamentary constituency boundaries.

The Boundary Commission for England is the independent public body that reviews all Parliamentary constituency boundaries in England every five years. These boundaries specify which Members of Parliament (MPs) you can vote for.

This Review, which finishes in 2013, means major changes to Parliamentary Constituencies in England: reducing the total number of constituencies (the area an MP represents) from 533 to 502 and making sure that each constituency has similar numbers of people who are registered to vote. In many cases this means changing the existing boundaries.

Tim Shields, the Council’s Electoral Registration Officer, said: “The Boundary Commission is planning to make consitituences more equal across England and have suggested how Hackney’s two parliamentary constituenices might look in the future. This could affect the way you vote after 2013 so it could be worthwhile finding out more."

The Commission will be consulting with local authorities and members of the public from now until December 5. To find our more about the proposals, and how you can have your say, visit the Boundary Commission for England website. Alternatively, the proposed boundary changes in Hackney are available to view at Hackney Town Hall (during office hours) at Electoral Services, Room 60, Hackney Town Hall, Mare Street, Hackney E8 1EA.