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    Research Briefing

    Constituency boundary reviews and the number of MPs

    This briefing summarises the rules and procedures for boundary changes for parliamentary constituencies. It also examines how the number of constituencies and MPs have changed over time.

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    Research Briefing

    Parliamentary boundary reviews: public consultations

    Constituencies are reviewed periodically by independent Boundary Commissions, one for each part of the UK. This briefing outlines how the public can get involved in the consultation stages.

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    Insight

    What are Orders in Council?

    An Order in Council is legislation made by the Monarch and the Privy Council instead of Parliament. Such an order can be used to change constituency boundaries.

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    Insight

    How do constituencies get their names?

    In this Insight, we explain how and when constituency names are chosen, and the role of the public in the process.

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    Insight

    The Boundary Review: September 2018 update

    Final plans to update constituency boundaries were published on 10 September 2018. What is the boundary review and what are the next steps?

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    Research Briefing

    The Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill 2017-19

    The Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill 2017-19 is a Private Member's Bill that sought to change the Rules for Redistribution of Parliamentary constituencies. This briefing summarises the main changes that the Bill would make if passed.

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    Research Briefing

    Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill 2016-17

    The Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill 2016-17 was introduced 29 June 2016 and had its Second Reading on Friday 18 November 2016. The Bill was a Private Member's Bill that sought to amend the Rules of Redistribution of Parliamentary constituencies.

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    Research Briefing

    2018 Boundary Review: initial proposals for Wales

    This Commons Library Briefing Paper examines the initial proposals for new Westminster constituency boundaries in Wales, published as part of the 2018 Review. It looks at how these proposals affect existing constituencies, and the electorate and area of the proposed constituencies.

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    Research Briefing

    2018 Boundary Review: initial proposals for Scotland

    This Commons Library Briefing Paper examines the initial proposals for new constituency boundaries in Scotland. It looks at the extent to which proposed constituencies can be identified with existing seats, and the area and electorates of the proposed seats.

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    Research Briefing

    2018 Boundary Review: initial proposals for England

    This Commons Library Briefing Paper examines the initial proposals for new constituency boundaries in England. It looks at the extent to which proposed constituencies can be identified with existing seats, and the area and electorates of the proposed seats.

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    Research Briefing

    Total Number of MPs, Peers and Staff

    This list provides information on the number of MPs, Lords and staff in Parliament.

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