The Boundary Commission for England (BCE) published their initial proposal as part of the 2023 boundary review on 9th June 2021.
If you would like to see the proposal in detail, or wish to make any comment or representation, please follow this link to the Boundary Commission’s website. The period of consultation is open until Tuesday 2 August 2021.
- It is unlikely that electors within the St Michael Parish Council boundary will be affected, although some neighbouring areas will see degrees of change – the key points are outlined below. Please also be aware that St Albans Council is due to begin a Community Governance review in September 2021, which could bring in parish council boundary changes quite separate from the parliamentary boundaries.
- Hitchin and Harpenden Constituency – replaced by Harpenden and Berkhamsted Constituency. The constituency compromises of the following SADC wards: Harpenden East, Harpenden North, Harpenden South, Harpenden West, Redbourn, Sandridge and Wheathampstead. The remainder of the constituency is made up of ten Dacorum district wards.
- St Albans Constituency – No longer takes in the Bedmond area from Three Rivers DC and unlike in previous proposals retains London Colney. The constituency comprises of and is coterminous (essentially shares boundaries) with the following wards: Ashley, Batchwood, Clarence, Colney Heath, Cunningham, London Colney, Marshalswick North, Marshalswick South, Park Street, Sopwell, St Peters, St Stephen and Verulam. The boundary with Welwyn Hatfield has been adjusted specifically affecting 9 properties in Franklin Close, Colney Heath.
- Eastern England has gained 3 constituencies, from 58 to 61
- Herts and Beds – number of constituencies has increased from 17 to 18