Boundary Changes 2023
BOUNDARY COMMISSION FOR ENGLAND
FINAL REVIEW AND CHANCE TO HAVE YOUR SAY
In 2018 the Boundary Commission for England (BCE) conducted a review of all
Parliamentary Constituencies and the resulting proposal would have moved
Otterbourne, Compton & Shawford, and Hursley into a new Test Valley
Otterbourne Parish Council submitted objection to the proposal as it felt more
aligned with concerns our Winchester MP might represent us for: such as the
impact of the M3, Southampton Airport, housing development and loss of
services at the RHCH, rather than Test Valley matters.
Subsequently, the 2018 Review did not receive parliamentary approval and
Otterbourne, Compton & Shawford and Hursley were recommended to remain
within the Winchester Constituency. Otterbourne Parish Council wrote to
support this in 2021, however the electorate numbers still needed to be sorted out
before it could go forward.
The new map proposed by the Commission will make sure that each constituency
MP has the required numbers of between 69,724 and 77,062 electors.
The Parish Council voted at its meeting on 15 November 2022 to support the
2023 proposal to remain within the Winchester Constituency and it will again
write to the BCE to confirm this.
It would also be useful for the BCE to receive feedback direct if you are happy
(or otherwise) with their revised proposal, available to view and comment upon
via an interactive map on https://www.bcereviews.org.uk
The deadline is 5 December 2022.
This notice is on the Otterbourne Parish Council website
https://www.otterbourneparishcouncil.org for easy access to the link.
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