2023 Review of Parliamentary constituencies

Boundary Commission opens the final consultation for revised Parliamentary Constituency proposals

New maps of proposed constituencies in England have been published on 8 November 2022 by the Boundary Commission for England (BCE). This will give the public a final chance to have their say on proposals for new constituencies in their area.

The public can now view and comment on new suggested constituency boundaries. This third and final consultation will last four weeks. It will end on 5 December 2022 and will be the last opportunity for the public to have a say on the new map of constituencies in England.

The Commission will also publish all comments received during the secondary consultation stage. This will include transcripts from the public hearings held around the country.

Following this final consultation, the BCE will form its final recommendations which will be submitted to Parliament by July 2023.

Information relating to the complete review can be found on the Boundary Commission for England website.

Electoral map of England

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. 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 give feedback. The consultation closes on 5 December 2022.

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

This is the final consultation following two previous rounds and when concluded 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 three Parliamentary constituencies in Tower Hamlets as follows containing the following wards with an amended description for Bethnal Green and Bow to Bethnal Green and Stepney.

New proposals

  1. Poplar and Limehouse Borough Constituency
  2. Bethnal Green and Stepney Borough Constituency
  3. Stratford and Bow Borough Constituency
Bethnal Green and Stepney Borough Constituency 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


Please note: St Peters is now called Bethnal Green West and Bethnal Green is now called Bethnal Green East following changes to the ward names that took place after the start of the review. 

Poplar and Limehouse Borough Constituency 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



Three Tower Hamlets Wards

  • Bow East
  • Bow West
  • Bromley North 

would be merged with four wards from the Newham Borough Council area

  • Forest Gate North
  • Forest Gate South
  • Green Street West
  • Stratford and New Town

to create a constituency called Stratford and Bow Borough Constituency.

Stratford and Bow Borough Constituency 73,849
WardLocal authorityElectorate

Bow East

Tower Hamlets


Bow West

Tower Hamlets


Bromley North

Tower Hamlets


Forest Gate North



Forest Gate South



Green Street West



Stratford and New Town



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.

8 November 2022

Publication of the revised proposals and final four-week consultation.

June 2023

BCE to submit and publish final report and recommendations.