Boundary reviews

Parliamentary boundary review

The Boundary Commission for England (BC) reviewed the parliamentary constituency boundaries in England in 2023.

The review was designed to make sure MPs represent roughly the same number of people in each constituency. They aim to make sure that all MP constituencies have between 69,724 and 77,062 people eligible to vote in a general election and they drew up new constituency boundaries to distribute MPs across the country evenly. 

As a result of the review, the number of constituencies in the Eastern region will increase from 58 to 61. 

The Harlow constituency will increase to 73,479 electors by taking in the wards of Hatfield Heath, Broad Oak and the Hallingburys, which are in the Uttlesford district. 

The changes will come into force at the next general election.

You can read the final report on the review on the Boundary Commission website.

Local ward boundary review 

The Local Government Boundary Commission (LGBC) also reviewed the local council ward boundaries in Harlow during 2022 and 2023. The review was designed to make sure councillors represent roughly the same number of people eligible to vote in each ward.

They recommended that Harlow should continue to have 33 councillors, but drew up new ward boundaries to distribute these 33 councillors across the town evenly.

All the existing electoral wards will be replaced with 11 new ones, some of which will have new names:

  • Bush Fair
  • Church Langley North and Newhall
  • Church Langley South and Potter Street
  • Great Parndon
  • Latton Bush and Stewards
  • Little Parndon and Town Centre
  • Mark Hall
  • Netteswell
  • Old Harlow
  • Passmores
  • Sumners and Kingsmoor

You can view a map of these new ward boundaries (pdf)

Parliament have approved the recommendations. All 33 seats will be up for election in the 2 May 2024 local council elections.

You can read more about the review on the LGBC website.

As a result of these changes, we also reviewed the polling station locations in these new wards.