2-July-2021

Boundary Commission Proposals
for Chesham and Amersham

The Boundary Commission

"We develop initial proposals for the whole of England. In doing so, we take into account the overall numbers above, together with a number of other statutory factors: - with only two exceptions (for the Isle of Wight), every constituency we recommend must contain between 69,724 and 77,062 Parliamentary electors (as at 2 March 2020);

2023 review process

So what happened to Chesham and Amersham ?

Chesham and Amersham - proposed boundary changes

 

Chesham and Amersham has an electorate of 73000, and under the new proposals, this will increase to 76160. Why is the constituency gaining two areas (Hazlemere, Beaconsfield) with stronger ties to High Wycombe and the M40 corridor, while losing the adjacent villages ? Residents of Chartridge, the Missendens and The Lee will have a much reduced say in the running of their nearest town and transport hub.

Where are the villages going ?

To Princes Risborough, dustbin for HS2 -

The new Princes Risborough constituency - the HS2 dustbin ?

What does South Heath have in common with Calvert, 25 miles to the NW ? Not a lot really - except, could it be both are to be blighted for 10 years or more by HS2 construction ? What can you do, if your policies are guaranteed to upset a large number of voters ? Maybe dump them all in one constituency you can give up on, and hope to save the rest ?

Consultation

See the Boundary Review website. The consultation closes on Monday 2nd August. Here is our response to the consultation - you may wish to submit your own response, or simply inform the commission that you support the Chesham Society submission.