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About us

The Boundary Commission for England is an independent and impartial advisory non-departmental public body and is sponsored by the Cabinet Office.

The Commission is required by the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986 to review the Parliamentary constituencies in England every five years.

There are separate Boundary Commissions for ScotlandWales, and Northern Ireland.

The Commissioners

Chairman: Speaker of the House of Commons
Deputy Chairman: The Hon Mr Justice Sales
Commission members: Mr David Elvin QC and Mr Neil Pringle

The Chair of the Commission is the Speaker of the House of Commons, but by convention he or she does not participate in the formulation of the Commission’s recommendations, nor in the conduct of the review. The Deputy Chair, Mr Justice Sales, and two further Commissioners take decisions on recommendations for new constituency boundaries. You can read more about the work of the Commission and profiles of the current Commissioners below.

View our Code of Practice.
Read more about the Commissioners.
View the Register_of Commissioners’_Interest.

Complaints procedures

We welcome comments about our performance and service delivery, and regard complaints as an important way of helping us to achieve higher standards.

View our complaints procedures.


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