Currently, Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council administrates elections for the Bosworth constituency.
It comprises approximately 78,000 parliamentary electors and covers most of the borough area, except Groby ward, which is part of Charnwood constituency.
2023 Parliamentary boundary review
In 2021, the Boundary Commission for England (BCE) began a review of all parliamentary constituencies in England. This is called the ‘2023 Review’ as the commission is required to report their final recommendations by 1 July 2023.
Why review the boundaries?
Reviewing constituency boundaries is an essential part of the democratic process as it makes sure that each individual vote is of broadly equal weight.
Currently, constituency sizes vary widely due to population changes since the last boundary review, which took place between 2000 and 2007.
The new map proposed by the commission will make sure each constituency has between 69,724 and 77,062 electors, so that each MP represents roughly the same number of electors. The 2023 Boundary Review also requires that the number of constituencies in England increases from 533 to 543.
What has happened so far?
The commission published their initial proposals in July 2021. They have since completed two rounds of public consultation in summer 2021 and spring 2022. The feedback from these consultations has been used to develop new revised proposals which are available to view via an interactive map on their consultation website (bcereviews.org.uk)
What does this mean for Hinckley and Bosworth residents?
The commission have proposed that the Bosworth constituency is renamed to Hinckley and Bosworth constituency.
The proposed constituency would include the following wards:
- Appleby (from North West Leicestershire)
- Barlestone, Nailstone and Osbaston
- Burbage Sketchley and Stretton
- Burbage St. Catherines and Lash Hill
- Cadeby, Carlton and Market Bosworth with Shackerstone
- Earl Shilton
- Hinckley Castle
- Hinckley Clarendon
- Hinckley De Montfort
- Hinckley Trinity
- Newbold Verdon with Desford and Peckleton
- Oakthorpe and Donisthorpe (from North West Leicestershire)
- Twycross and Witherley with Sheepy
The following wards would become part of a new Mid-Leicestershire constituency:
- Groby (currently part of Charnwood constituency)
- Markfield Stanton and Field Head
- Ratby Bagworth and Thornton
Will this affect my council services?
A parliamentary boundary review is to determine which area an MP is elected to represent in Parliament only. This review does not change your local authority boundaries, so if your services are provided by Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council now, they will continue to be after the review has concluded.
Have your say
A final public consultation is open now until 5 December 2022 and is the last chance to provide your views on new constituency boundaries. The Boundary Commission for England has invited the public to visit their consultation website (bcereviews.org.uk) and comment on the proposals via the website, by email or by letter.
You can give your feedback on anything from where the proposed electoral boundaries are, to the suggestions for new constituency names.
Hard copies of the proposals are also available to view at the Electoral Services Office at the Hinckley Hub in Hinckley. To view them, you will need to make an appointment. You can do this online, using the contact form at the bottom of this page or call 01455 238141.
To tell the commission whether the new proposals for constituencies best represent your local community, visit their consultation website (bcereviews.org.uk) and have your say before 5 December.
Further information and resources
Last updated: 08/11/2022 13:54