In the UK voters are divided into constituencies. Down the years these have changed from time to time. Occasionally the changes have been subtle with perhaps a boundary change but at other times the changes have been extreme.
UK constituencies are about to change once again.
Between 13 September and 5 December 2011 there was a public consultation on the proposed changes. That does not mean that if you are a UK resident you have especially been involved with this or for that matter heard much about it. In either case you may want to take note of the up coming timetable of events.
The results of the consultancy will be released at midday on March 6, 2012. At that time you will be able to see any proposed changes and have your say. Remember that sometimes constituency changes benefit one political party more than another. Redefining boundaries can make a great deal of difference.
The UK Boundary commission website holds plenty of information. Other events which could impact on the state of the UK political parties include the possible Independence of Scotland. With the UK Conservatives well out of favour North of the Border the Tories have little political clout to lose as far as independence goes. There is much more at stake than that though for all concerned. As the website explains, "The 2013 Review of Parliamentary constituency boundaries will introduce substantial changes. It will reduce the number of constituencies in England from 533 to 502 and make sure that each constituency has a similar number of registered electors".
The UK constituency boundary changes will be worth keeping an eye on. Ultimately they will impact on the number of constituencies in the UK and perhaps the political landscape of Great Britain too.
Eileen Kersey manages TEK Staff Blog