Our predecessor, the Boundary Committee for England, completed the last country-wide programme of electoral reviews in 2004. Following this, the Electoral Commission (the Boundary Committee’s parent body) conducted and evaluation of the programme. The conclusion of that evaluation was new guidance on the conduct of electoral reviews (PDF), and a revised approach to how we conduct them.
The Electoral Commission’s evaluation included:
The Electoral Commission launched the electoral reviews consultation paper on 2 September 2005. The consultation paper addressed a wide range of electoral review issues and asked a number of questions aimed at improving the conduct of reviews. Results from the consultation are available and you can see the results from that consultation through this link.
On 3 July 2006, the Electoral Commission published its findings from the evaluation.
On 11 May 2006, the Electoral Commission made proposals for legislative change to the Minister for Communities and Local Government. The proposals were part of the interim findings from the evaluation.
In addition to the consultation paper, the Electoral Commission conducted a number of other consultation activities. These included: