Public Hearing dates announced for electoral boundary review

BARROW residents can now book a slot to speak at a public hearing about the proposed parliamentary boundary changes, as part of the 2023 Parliamentary Electoral Boundary Review. 

The Boundary Commission for England (BCE) is holding a secondary consultation on its initial proposals from February 22 to April 4. 

Because the length of the consultation period is fixed by law, any comments received by the commission outside of these dates will not be considered or taken into consideration.

Members of the public can visit the commission’s website to view more information about where and when the hearings will take place. The closest session to Barrow is set to take place in Kendal on March 17 and 18. 

To guarantee a chance at speaking about the boundary changes people must book a 10-minute speak slot. To do this, you should visit the website and click on your chosen hearing. You will then be invited to register via the booking platform Eventbrite.

While Covid-19 remains a concern, proportionate steps will be taken - in line with official guidance - to minimise the risk of transmission, while still allowing these statutory 'in person' hearings to take place. 

The Boundary Commission aims to publish the representations received during the first consultation period on their website on February 7.