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2023 Review of Parliamentary constituencies

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 take part in the survey and view maps showing the proposed new boundaries and provide feedback before the consultation closes on 2 August 2021.

You can comment on anything from where the proposed new boundary lines are to the names of the constituencies.

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 the review affect Tower Hamlets?

Currently there are two parliamentary constituencies in the borough:

  1. Poplar and Limehouse Constituency
  2. Bethnal Green and Bow Constituency

The new proposals set out two constituencies in Tower Hamlets as follows containing the wards, below in the tables, with an amended description for Bethnal Green and Bow to Bethnal Green and Stepney.

New proposals

  1. Poplar & Limehouse Constituency
  2. Bethnal Green and Stepney Constituency
Bethnal Green and Stepney BC 77,000
WardLocal authorityElectorate 

Bethnal Green

Tower Hamlets



Tower Hamlets


Spitalfields and Banglatown

Tower Hamlets


St Dunstan's 

Tower Hamlets


St Peter's

Tower Hamlets


Stepney Green

Tower Hamlets



Tower Hamlets



Tower Hamlets



Poplar and Limehouse BC 75,814
WardLocal authority Electorate 

Blackwall and Cubitt Town

Tower Hamlets


Bromley South 

Tower Hamlets


Canary Wharf 

Tower Hamlets


Island Gardens

Tower Hamlets



Tower Hamlets



Tower Hamlets


Mile End

Tower Hamlets



Tower Hamlets


St Katharine's and Wapping

Tower Hamlets



The three wards, Bow East, Bow West and Bromley North would be adopted by Newham as part of a constituency called Stratford and Bow.

Consultation reopened

The Boundary Commission for England (BCE) have advised that they have re-opened their consultation website. This will allow you to view and comment on the responses received to their initial proposals for updated parliamentary constituencies in England.

This second statutory consultation period will remain open until midnight 4 April. Please ensure that any views you wish to give are submitted by then. 

You can give your views in writing through the consultation website. You can also submit your ideas orally in person at one of the hearings taking place in each region of England during the consultation period.

For further details of where and when these hearings are taking place, and how to book a speaking slot, please see visit the Boundary Commission review page.

After the consultation closes the BCE will be analysing all the responses received in the first and second consultations. They will be considering these views in working out where and how to revise their proposals. This will will then be published for a final consultation period - likely in the autumn of this year.

Timetable of Boundary Commission Review

5 Jan 2021

Publication of headline electorate figures by Office of National Statistics (ONS), Boundary Commission for England (BCE) begin development of initial proposals.

24 March 2021

Publication of complete ward-level electorate figures (i.e. including ‘prospective’ wards).

10 May 2021

Publication of ‘Guide to the 2023 Review’.

8 June 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 four-week written consultation.

June 2023

Submit and publish final report and recommendations.