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Altrincham firm hired by Government to build boundary changes website

By David Prior at

An Altrincham firm has been commissioned by the Cabinet Office to build a new website designed to help those affected by proposed changes to parliamentary boundaries.

Informed Solutions recently unveiled its Parliamentary Boundary Consultation Portal (PBCP), which enables those affected by the plans – which include those living within the Altrincham and Sale West constituency – to view and submit feedback online.

The current review of parliamentary boundaries proposes that the number of UK constituencies should reduce from 650 to 600.

The portal has proved to be extremely popular so far, with 220,000 visits to the site in its first 24 hours of operation, with over 80% of the 17,000 representations made to date being made online.

Inside Informed Solutions, which operates from The Old Bank on Old Market Place

Inside Informed Solutions, which operates from The Old Bank on Old Market Place

Sam Hartley, Secretary to the Boundary Commission for England, said: “Consulting with the public to define the parliamentary constituency boundaries is a hugely important process.

“This project is unique in that it is the first portal to combine the consultation process for the Boundary Commissions for England, Scotland and Wales onto one platform.”

Informed’s UK CEO, Seth Finegan, added: “During the 2013 review, only 20% of responses to the Government were made digitally, so the fact that over 80% of representations in this round of consultation have been made online is extremely encouraging, and suggests that it is already proving to be a great success.”

The current review will run between September 2016 and 2018.

Exclusive pictures from our visit to Informed Solutions last month: