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Eastern region

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?s changing in the Eastern region?

We have revised 32 of the 56 constituencies we proposed in September 2011. After careful consideration, we have decided not to make any revisions to the boundaries of the remaining 24 constituencies. In some instances, however, we have revised our proposed names for these constituencies.

Under our revised proposals, 11 constituencies in the Eastern region would remain the same as they are under the existing arrangements.

We are proposing substantial revisions to the constituencies in the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire sub region; to the constituencies in Cambridgeshire in the Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, and Suffolk subregion; and to six constituencies principally in the southeast of the Essex sub region.

We have revised our initial proposal for a constituency that places the town of Newmarket with the District of East Cambridgeshire, proposing instead that it be included in a Suffolk constituency.

We have revised our proposals for constituencies in and around the towns of Bedford, Harpenden, Hemel Hempstead, Hitchin, Stevenage, and Watford.

We have also revised our proposals for constituencies in and around the towns of Ely, Huntingdon, Peterborough, and St Neots in Cambridgeshire, and for constituencies in and around the towns of Chelmsford and SouthendonSea in Essex.

After careful consideration, we have not revised our initial proposals for the constituencies in and around the towns of Brentwood, Dunstable, Harlow, Great Yarmouth, and Luton.

Where can I view the revised proposals?

To view electronic versions of revised proposals please see list below, alternatively you can view printed copies at various locations in your regions listed here.

Read the Eastern region revised proposals summary.

Read the Eastern region revised proposals report.

View the Eastern region revised proposals regional map(note large file)

View Eastern region revised proposals annex

We have produced the following tables to help people understand the relationship between the existing constituencies and our revised proposals.

View the Eastern region revised proposals constituency breakdown tables

View the Eastern region revised proposals by sub region.

Electoral statistics

We have published the 2011 electoral data which we are using in the 2013 Review.

View electoral data.

View instructions for using the data.

 

Electorate: 4,280,707

Current number of constituencies: 58

Proposed number of constituencies: 56