The electoral map of England is being redrawn to reflect population change and the government’s aim that all Parliamentary constituencies contain roughly the same number of electors.

The consultation is being undertaken by the Boundary Commission for England and residents are encouraged to give their views on the proposals.

You can view maps showing the proposed new boundaries at www.bcereviews.org.uk

The first round of consultations was completed in August 2021. There will be a further two rounds of consultation in 2022. Following the conclusion of all three consultation periods, the Commission will look at all the evidence received before forming its final recommendations.

How will it affect Wirral?

Currently there are four Parliamentary Constituencies in the borough:

  1. Birkenhead Constituency
  2. Wallasey Constituency
  3. Wirral West Constituency
  4. Wirral South Constituency

The new proposals set out three constituencies in Wirral as follows containing the wards, below in the tables. The existing Wirral South Constituency will be abolished, and part of that area will become part of the existing Ellesmere Port Constituency in Cheshire West and Chester Council.

New Proposals

  1. Birkenhead Constituency
  2. Wallasey Constituency
  3. Wirral West Constituency

Birkenhead Constituency – Total Electorate 75,684

Ward

Local Authority

Electorate

Bebbington

Wirral Council

11,793

Bidston and St James

Wirral Council

10,395

Birkenhead and Tranmere

Wirral Council

10,243

Claughton

Wirral Council

11,352

Oxton

Wirral Council

10,852

Prenton

Wirral Council

10,854

Rock Ferry

Wirral Council

10,195

Wallasey Constituency - Total Electorate 71,814

Ward

Local Authority

Electorate

Leasowe and Moreton East

Wirral Council

10,945

Liscard

Wirral Council

11,191

Moreton West and Saughall Massie

Wirral Council

10,573

New Brighton

Wirral Council

11,373

Seacombe

Wirral Council

10,167

Upton (part ward only)

Wirral Council

6,046

Wallasey

Wirral Council

11,519

Wirral West Constituency - Total Electorate 70,912

Ward

Local Authority

Electorate

Clatterbridge

Wirral Council

11,184

Greasby, Frankby and Irby

Wirral Council

11,459

Heswall

Wirral Council

10,845

Hoylake and Meols

Wirral Council

10,492

Pensby and Thingwall

Wirral Council

10,476

Upton (part ward only)

Wirral Council

6,220

West Kirby and Thurstaston

Wirral Council

10,236

The two wards, Bromborough and Eastham would be part of a constituency called Ellesmere Port. The wards will remain part of Wirral Council and Ellesmere Port Constituency will remain part of Cheshire West and Cheshire.

Timtable of Boundary Commission Review

Date

Process

Dec 2020 - March 2021

 

Publication of headline electorate figures by Office of National Statistics (ONS). Establishing the data for the review.

March 2021 – May 2021

Publication of complete ward-level electorate figures (i.e., including ‘prospective’ wards). Boundary Commission for England (BCE) begin development of initial proposals

10 May 2021

 

Publication of ‘Guide to the 2023 Review’.

8 June 2021 – 2 August 2021

 

Publication of the initial proposals and conduct eight-week written consultation.

Early 2022

 

Publication of the responses to initial proposals and conduct six-week ‘secondary consultation’, including between two and five public hearings in each region.

Late 2022

 

Publication of the revised proposals and conduct third and final, four-week written consultation.

June 2023

 

Submit and publish final report and recommendations.

For more information please visit: BCE Consultation Portal (bcereviews.org.uk)