What’s in the Boundary Change for Wirral

The Boundary Commission for England has published its initial proposals for new constituency boundaries and maps for the nine English regions.

This will be the first time, we the public, will get a chance to see what their new constituencies might look like, and give the Commission their views on the proposals.

For the 2023 Review, the Commission is promoting use of a specifically designed consultation website as the primary tool for displaying the proposals and receiving comments on them. 

This is available at www.bcereviews.org.uk.

How to have your say

The eight-week public consultation period has now commenced and will run from 8 June 2021 to 2 August 2021. 

The consultation portal at www.bcereviews.org.uk has more information about the proposals and how to give your views on them.

Initial Proposals for Wirral – (summary of Paras 66 – 67 of the Region report)

There are currently four whole constituencies, however, the Wirral now only has the electorate for an allocation of three whole constituencies, and one part constituency.

Birkenhead constituency

would gain Bebington ward.

Wallasey constituency

Remains largely unchanged, however, Upton ward would be divided with the northern half, consisting of the Upton community (polling districts MA and MB), included within the proposed Wallasey constituency.

Wirral West constituency

The southern half of Upton ward, containing the Woodchurch community (polling districts MC, MD, and ME), would continue to be included in the Wirral West constituency.  Would also gain the Heswall and Clatterbridge wards.

Cross Boundary with Cheshire West and Chester authority

Eastham and Bromborough wards would now be included in a new county-crossing constituency with Cheshire West and Chester authority.

This means that Bromborough and Eastham Wards remain in Wirral, for council services such as taxes, bin collections, road repairs etc. and continue to have Wirral Councillors. However, their member of parliament will be from Ellesmere Port and Cheshire West, and how that will work remains to be seen.