The 2013 Review of Parliamentary constituency boundaries will introduce substantial changes. It will reduce the number of constituencies in England from 533 to 502 and make sure that each constituency has a similar number of registered electors. Read more about the Review.
What is changing in the North West?
We have revised 45 of the 68 constituencies we proposed in September 2011. After careful consideration, we have decided not to make any revisions to the boundaries of the remaining 23 constituencies. In some instances, however, we have revised our proposed names for these constituencies.
Under our revised proposals, 14 constituencies in the North West would remain the same as they are under the existing arrangements.
Following careful consideration, we have produced a revised proposal for a cross‑county boundary constituency between Greater Manchester and Lancashire. Our revised proposal links wards from the north of Bolton with those from Darwen and the surrounding area. We have not revised our cross‑county boundary constituency between Greater Manchester and Cheshire – Hazel Grove and Poynton.
We have made substantial revisions to our initial proposals for Cumbria, Manchester, Merseyside, and eastern Lancashire in order to better reflect existing constituency arrangements and local government boundaries.
We have revised our initial proposals for Cheshire in order to avoid the inclusion of detached wards in the Mersey Banks constituency, and better reflect existing constituency arrangements elsewhere in the sub‑region.
After careful consideration, we have not revised our initial proposals for the constituencies in and around Blackpool, Chester, Congleton, Crewe, Macclesfield, and Morecambe.
Where can I view the revised proposals?
To view electronic versions of revised proposals please see list below.
Read the North West revised proposals summary.
Read the North West revised proposals report.
View the North West revised proposals regional map (note large file)
View the North West revised proposals annex
We have produced the following tables to help people understand the relationship between the existing constituencies and our revised proposals.
We have published the 2011 electoral data which we are using in the 2013 Review.
View instructions for using the data.