Talk:Boundary Commissions (United Kingdom)

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Welsh Assembly constituencies[edit]

I guess it will be 2011 before the current review results in new boundaries effective for elections to the Welsh Assembly? Laurel Bush 16:56, 13 November 2006 (UTC).

Boundary Commission redirect needs to be disambig[edit]

Hi; I haven't written it yet, if _I_ get to it (my twenty hands are already full), but Boundary Commission (Pacific Northwest) and other Canada-US Boundary Commissions are other uses of the term; I think Boundary Commission (Maine) might be suitable at that end, not sure what to call the Great Lakes-Rockies stretch; the Pacific Northwest boundary was of a different era and different survey, and has quite an involved history separate from the others; anyway I'll see what I can do about getting such an article started, and look into what other Border Commissions have to be accounted for; Boundary Commission (Alaska Panhandle) I think also....Skookum1 (talk) 16:17, 19 May 2008 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done ninety:one 12:14, 22 May 2008 (UTC)

Who gets to sit on those Commissions?[edit]

Given that the Commissions wield considerable power, who determines their membership, and how is it ensured that no partisan influence happens in the selection? -- (talk) 15:07, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

If you go to each of the four websites, there are links to show who is a member and chair. For the Assistant Commissioners, who sit in the public meetings if any are caused, membership of a political party is forbidden doktorb wordsdeeds 16:48, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

why 6th review cancelled[edit]

Article says "In January 2013, parliament amended the legislation governing the Sixth Review with the effect that the review was cancelled. " but doesnt say what the amendments were or if they were controversial, or provide a source. - Rod57 (talk) 11:16, 9 May 2015 (UTC)

What do the Commissions count as "Electorate"?[edit]

It is my understanding, that Boundary Commissions will set up a constituency with a population between 100K and 111K (+/- 5% of 64 million divided by 596). Is that true?

In the Considerations and process section, the article states that "the electorate of each constituency must be within 5% of the United Kingdom electoral quota. This number is the total mainland electorate divided by the number of mainland constituencies, which is 596. In simple terms, it is the average electorate of a mainland constituency." What people are included in that electorate?

For example, the United States Census uses "actual counts of persons dwelling in U.S. residential structures. They include citizens, non-citizen legal residents, non-citizen long-term visitors and undocumented immigrants." Thus, in the first place, the Census counts all children and people not entitled to vote. Do the UK Boundary Commissions count children and other non-voters as "electorate" or just people entitled to vote? Do they base it on "usual residence" or some other measure?

On a slightly different topic, how often do they redistrict? The US performs a census every 10 years. What basis does the UK use to determine how often they rebalance?

And what about the 54 "non-mainland" constituencies? Do they use a different system? --RoyGoldsmith (talk) 14:11, 11 May 2015 (UTC)

In the UK who's counted as being part of the Electorate varies, as do the constituency boundaries, depending on the type of representative you're selecting. Age (16+, 18+), Nationality (British, EU, Commonwealth, Other), primary residency, criminal activity (Criminals / Prison populations will get the vote at some point, due to an EU ruling, but don't currently), and each election has it's own rules. (talk) 20:14, 19 September 2015 (UTC)