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South East

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 South East?

We have revised 58 of the 83 constituencies we proposed in September 2011. After careful consideration, we have decided not to make any revisions to the boundaries of the remaining 25 constituencies. In some instances, however, we have revised our proposed names for these constituencies

Under our revised proposals, 25 constituencies in the South East would remain the same as they are under the existing arrangements.

Our revised proposals include a new cross-county boundary constituency in Berkshire and Surrey (Spelthorne), which enables us to retain a greater number of existing constituencies unchanged in Surrey.

We have revised our initial proposals for Kent and East Sussex, in particular for constituencies within Medway, and Brighton and Hove, and for the town of Lewes. We have also revised a number of constituencies in north-east Kent, and our cross-county boundary constituency of The Weald.

We have made substantial revisions to our initial proposals for Hampshire, including retaining a Romsey constituency, and have revised our proposals in and around the City of Southampton in order better to reflect existing arrangements.

We have revised our proposals for the two Isle of Wight constituencies, proposing an east/west divide.

After careful consideration, we have not revised our initial proposals for the constituencies in Oxfordshire and have made only minimal revisions in Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes, and West Sussex.

Where can I view the revised proposals?

Read the South East revised proposals summary.

Read the South East revised proposals report.

View the  South East revised proposals regional map (note large file)

To view South East 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 South East revised proposals constituency breakdown tables.

View the South East revised proposals  by sub region.

Electoral statistics

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

View the electoral data.

View instructions for using the data.


Electorate: 6,192,504

Current number of constituencies: 84

Proposed number of constituencies: 81