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This Order gives effect without modification to the recommendations set out in the report of the Boundary Commission for England dated 31st October 2006. The report contains the Commission’s proposals for parliamentary constituencies in England and was created following the Commission’s review of the representation of England in the House of Commons. By virtue of section 3(7) of the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986 (c.2), the proposals in the report take into account the local government boundaries in operation on 12th April 2005.
Article 2 of, and the Schedule to, this Order give effect to those proposals. The new constituencies are prescribed by reference to the local government boundaries taken into account in the report. By virtue of section 4(6) of the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986, the coming into force of this Order does not affect any parliamentary election until a proclamation is issued by Her Majesty summoning a new Parliament, or affect the constitution of the House of Commons until the dissolution of the Parliament then in being.
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