North Cornwall Constituency Boundary changes
The Boundary Commission is legally required to conduct a general review of all the constituencies in England every eight to twelve years to ensure the size and composition of constituencies are as fair as possible. The Commission’s recommendations throughout the review must by law be based on the numbers of electors on the electoral registers on that date.
Between 2003 and 2006, the Boundary Commissions conducted their periodic reviews of constituency boundaries in England, Wales and Northern Ireland for the Parliament of the United Kingdom. The representation changes from that review are now in place, in time for the next United Kingdom general election, which is required to be held by 2010.
As a result of the review the parliamentary constituency of North Cornwall’s boundaries are changed to accommodate a sixth, new constituency in Cornwall. The new constituency will be constituency of St Austell and Newquay.
Maps showing the current North Cornwall constituency and the new North Cornwall constituency for the next General Election are shown below. Click on the maps for a larger version.