Citation, commencement and interpretation

1

(1)    This Order may be cited as the Returning Officers (Parliamentary Constituencies) (England) Order 2007.

(2)    This Order comes into force—

(a)    for the purposes of proceedings preliminary or relating to a parliamentary election to be held after the issue of a proclamation by Her Majesty summoning a new Parliament, on 5th October 2007; and

(b)    for all other purposes, on the issue of a proclamation by Her Majesty summoning a new Parliament.

(3)    References to constituencies in this Order are references to those constituencies in England constituted by an Order in Council made under section 4 of the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date (for certain purposes): 5 October 2007: see para (2)(a) above.

To be appointed

To be appointed (for remaining purposes): see para (2)(b) above.

Revocations

2

Revocations2

Subject to article 1(2), the following Orders are revoked—

(a)    the Returning Officers (Parliamentary Constituencies) (England) Order 1995;

(b)    the Returning Officers (Parliamentary Constituencies) (England) (Amendment) Order 1996;

(c)    the Returning Officers (Parliamentary Constituencies) (England) (Amendment) Order 1997; and

(d)    the Returning Officers (Parliamentary Constituencies) (England) (Amendment) Order 1999.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date (for certain purposes): 5 October 2007: see art 1(2)(a).

To be appointed

To be appointed (for remaining purposes): see art 1(2)(b).

Designation of returning officers for borough constituencies

3

Designation of returning officers for borough constituencies3

In the case of a borough constituency listed in the left-hand column of Schedule 1 to this Order (being a constituency which is not coterminous with or wholly contained in a district), the returning officer for a parliamentary election shall be the chairman of the council of the district listed in the right-hand column of that Schedule opposite to the name of the constituency.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date (for certain purposes): 5 October 2007: see art 1(2)(a).

To be appointed

To be appointed (for remaining purposes): see art 1(2)(b).

Designation of returning officers for London borough constituencies

4

Designation of returning officers for London borough constituencies4

In the case of a borough constituency listed in the left hand column of Schedule 2 to this Order (being a constituency which is situated partly in one London borough and partly in another), the returning officer for a parliamentary election shall be the mayor of the London borough listed in the right-hand column of that Schedule opposite to the name of the constituency.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date (for certain purposes): 5 October 2007: see art 1(2)(a).

To be appointed

To be appointed (for remaining purposes): see art 1(2)(b).

5

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(1)    Where a London borough council are operating executive arrangements which involve a mayor and cabinet executive or a mayor and council manager executive, article 4 shall have effect as if for the expression “mayor of a London borough” there were substituted “chairman of a London borough”.

(2)    In this article, “executive arrangements”, “mayor and cabinet executive” and “mayor and council manager executive” have the same meaning as in Part 2 of the Local Government Act 2000.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date (for certain purposes): 5 October 2007: see art 1(2)(a).

To be appointed

To be appointed (for remaining purposes): see art 1(2)(b).

Designation of returning officers for county constituencies

6

Designation of returning officers for county constituencies6

In the case of a county constituency listed in the left-hand column of Schedule 3 to this Order (being a constituency which is not coterminous with or wholly contained in a county, as defined by section 38 of the Sheriffs Act 1887), the returning officer for a parliamentary election shall be the chairman of the council of the district listed in the right-hand column of that Schedule opposite to the name of the constituency.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date (for certain purposes): 5 October 2007: see art 1(2)(a).

To be appointed

To be appointed (for remaining purposes): see art 1(2)(b).

Designation of acting returning officers at parliamentary elections

7

Designation of acting returning officers at parliamentary elections7

In the case of a county constituency listed in the left-hand column of Schedule 4 to this Order, the duties of the returning officer for a parliamentary election shall be discharged, as acting returning officer, by the registration officer appointed by the council of the district listed in the right-hand column of that Schedule opposite to the name of the constituency.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date (for certain purposes): 5 October 2007: see art 1(2)(a).

To be appointed

To be appointed (for remaining purposes): see art 1(2)(b).

Signature

Jack Straw

One of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State

Ministry of Justice

3rd October 2007

SCHEDULE 1 Returning Officers for Certain Borough Constituencies Outside Greater London

SCHEDULE 1Returning Officers for Certain Borough Constituencies Outside Greater London Article 3
Name of borough constituencyDistrict of which chair is returning officer
Ashton-under-LyneTameside
Blackley and BroughtonManchester
Denton and ReddishTameside
Wythenshawe and Sale EastManchester
Garston and HalewoodLiverpool
St Helens South and WhistonSt Helens
JarrowSouth Tyneside
Halesowen and Rowley RegisDudley
Wolverhampton South EastWolverhampton
Luton SouthLuton
Reading EastReading
Bournemouth WestBournemouth
Kingston upon Hull West and HessleKingston upon Hull
Brighton, KemptownBrighton and Hove
EastbourneEastbourne
AldershotRushmoor
GosportGosport
BroxbourneBroxbourne
WatfordWatford
Blackpool North and CleveleysBlackpool
HyndburnHyndburn
Rossendale and DarwenRossendale
LincolnLincoln
Norwich NorthBroadland
Norwich SouthNorwich
Stoke-on-Trent NorthStoke-on-Trent
Epsom and EwellEpsom and Ewell
Worthing WestWorthing
NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date (for certain purposes): 5 October 2007: see art 1(2)(a).

To be appointed

To be appointed (for remaining purposes): see art 1(2)(b).

SCHEDULE 2 Returning Officers for Certain Borough Constituencies in Greater London

SCHEDULE 2Returning Officers for Certain Borough Constituencies in Greater London Article 4
Name of borough constituencyLondon borough of which mayor or chair is returning officer
Dagenham and RainhamBarking and Dagenham
Erith and ThamesmeadBexley
Hampstead and KilburnCamden
Lewisham West and PengeLewisham
Chelsea and FulhamHammersmith and Fulham
Ruislip, Northwood and PinnerHillingdon
Richmond ParkRichmond upon Thames
Dulwich and West NorwoodLambeth
Chingford and Woodford GreenWaltham Forest
Leyton and WansteadWaltham Forest
Cities of London and WestminsterWestminster
NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date (for certain purposes): 5 October 2007: see art 1(2)(a).

To be appointed

To be appointed (for remaining purposes): see art 1(2)(b).

SCHEDULE 3 Returning Officers for Certain County Constituencies

SCHEDULE 3Returning Officers for Certain County Constituencies Article 6
Name of county constituencyDistrict of which chair is returning officer
Brigg and GooleNorth Lincolnshire
Rutland and MeltonMelton
NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date (for certain purposes): 5 October 2007: see art 1(2)(a).

To be appointed

To be appointed (for remaining purposes): see art 1(2)(b).

SCHEDULE 4 Acting Returning Officers for County Constituencies

SCHEDULE 4Acting Returning Officers for County Constituencies Article 7
Name of county constituencyDistrict of which registration officer is acting returning officer
Bolton WestBolton
Hazel GroveStockport
Heywood and MiddletonRochdale
LeighWigan
MakerfieldWigan
Oldham East and SaddleworthOldham
RochdaleRochdale
Stalybridge and HydeTameside
WiganWigan
Worsley and Eccles SouthSalford
Sefton CentralSefton
Wirral SouthWirral
Wirral WestWirral
Barnsley EastBarnsley
Don ValleyDoncaster
Doncaster NorthDoncaster
Penistone and StocksbridgeSheffield
Rother ValleyRotherham
Sheffield, HallamSheffield
Wentworth and DearneRotherham
MeridenSolihull
Calder ValleyCalderdale
Colne ValleyKirklees
DewsburyKirklees
Elmet and RothwellLeeds
HemsworthWakefield
KeighleyBradford
Morley and OutwoodLeeds
Normanton, Pontefract and CastlefordWakefield
ShipleyBradford
WakefiedWakefield
North East SomersetBath and North East Somerset
Mid BedfordshireMid Bedfordshire
North East BedfordshireBedford
South West BedfordshirSouth Bedfordshire
BracknellBracknell Forest
MaidenheadWindsor and Maidenhead
NewburyWest Berkshire
Reading WestReading
WindsorWindsor and Maidenhead
WokinghamWokingham
AylesburyAylesbury Vale
BeaconsfieldSouth Bucks
BuckinghamAylesbury Vale
Chesham and AmershamChiltern
WycombeWycombe
HuntingdonHuntingdonshire
North East CambridgeshireFenland
North West CambridgeshirePeterborough
South CambridgeshireSouth Cambridgeshire
South East CambridgeshireEast Cambridgeshire
City of ChesterChester
CongletonCongleton
Crewe and NantwichCrewe and Nantwich
EddisburyVale Royal
Ellesmere Port and NestonEllesmere Port
HaltonHalton
MacclesfieldMacclesfield
TattonMacclesfield
Weaver ValeVale Royal
Camborne and RedruthKerrier
North CornwallNorth Cornwall
South East CornwallCaradon
St Austell and NewquayRestormel
St IvesPenwith
Truro and FalmouthCarrick
Barrow and FurnessBarrow-in-Furness
CopelandCopeland
Penrith and The BorderEden
Westmorland and LonsdaleSouth Lakeland
WorkingtonAllerdale
Amber ValleyAmber Valley
BolsoverBolsover
Derbyshire DalesDerbyshire Dales
ErewashErewash
High PeakHigh Peak
Mid DerbyshireDerby
North East DerbyshireNorth East Derbyshire
South DerbyshireSouth Derbyshire
Central DevonWest Devon
East DevonEast Devon
Newton AbbotTeignbridge
North DevonNorth Devon
South West DevonPlymouth
Tiverton and HonitonMid Devon
Torridge and West DevonTorridge
TotnesSouth Hams
ChristchurchChristchurch
Mid Dorset and North PoolePoole
North DorsetNorth Dorset
South DorsetWeymouth and Portland
West DorsetWest Dorset
Bishop AucklandWear Valley
City of DurhamCity of Durham
EasingtonEasington
North DurhamChester-le-Street
North West DurhamDerwentside
SedgefieldSedgefield
Beverley and HoldernessEast Riding of Yorkshire
CleethorpesNorth East Lincolnshire
East YorkshireEast Riding of Yorkshire
Haltemprice and HowdenEast Riding of Yorkshire
ScunthorpeNorth Lincolnshire
Bexhill and BattleRother
Hastings and RyeHastings
LewesLewes
WealdenWealden
BraintreeBraintree
Brentwood and OngarBrentwood
ClactonTendring
Epping ForestEpping Forest
HarlowHarlow
Harwich and North EssexColchester
MaldonMaldon
Rayleigh and WickfordRochford
Rochford and Southend EastSouthend-on-Sea
Saffron WaldenUttlesford
South Basildon and East ThurrockBasildon
WithamBraintree
Forest of DeanForest of Dean
StroudStroud
TewkesburyTewkesbury
The CotswoldsCotswold
East HampshireEast Hampshire
FarehamFareham
Meon ValleyWinchester
New Forest EastNew Forest
New Forest WestNew Forest
North East HampshireHart
North West HampshireTest Valley
Romsey and Southampton NorthTest Valley
WinchesterWinchester
Hereford and South HerefordshireHerefordshire
North HerefordshireHerefordshire
Hemel HempsteadDacorum
Hertford and StortfordEast Hertfordshire
HertsmereHertsmere
Hitchin and HarpendenSt Albans
North East HertfordshireNorth Hertfordshire
South West HertfordshireThree Rivers
St AlbansSt Albans
StevenageStevenage
Welwyn HatfieldWelwyn Hatfield
Isle of WightIsle of Wight
AshfordAshford
CanterburyCanterbury
Chatham and AylesfordMedway
DartfordDartford
DoverDover
Faversham and Mid KentMaidstone
Folkestone and HytheShepway
GraveshamGravesham
Maidstone and The WealdMaidstone
North ThanetThanet
Rochester and StroodMedway
SevenoaksSevenoaks
Sittingbourne and SheppeySwale
South ThanetThanet
Tonbridge and MallingTonbridge and Malling
Tunbridge WellsTunbridge Wells
ChorleyChorley
FyldeFylde
Lancaster and FleetwoodLancaster
Morecambe and LunesdaleLancaster
Ribble ValleyRibble Valley
South RibbleSouth Ribble
West LancashireWest Lancashire
Wyre and Preston NorthWyre
BosworthHinckley and Bosworth
CharnwoodCharnwood
HarboroughOadby and Wigston
LoughboroughCharnwood
North West LeicestershireNorth West Leicestershire
South LeicestershireBlaby
Boston and SkegnessBoston
GainsboroughWest Lindsey
Grantham and StamfordSouth Kesteven
Louth and HorncastleEast Lindsey
Sleaford and North HykehamNorth Kesteven
South Holland and The DeepingsSouth Holland
Middlesborough South and East ClevelandRedcar and Cleveland
Milton Keynes NorthMilton Keynes
BroadlandBroadland
Great YarmouthGreat Yarmouth
Mid NorfolkBreckland
North NorfolkNorth Norfolk
North West NorfolkKing's Lynn and West Nrfolk
South NorfolkSouth Norfolk
South West NorfolkKing's Lynn and West Norfolk
CorbyCorby
DaventryDaventry
KetteringKettering
South NorthamptonshireSouth Northamptonshire
WellingboroughWellingborough
North SomersetNorth Somerset
Weston-Super-MareNorth Somerset
Berwick-upon-TweedAlnwick
HexhamTynedale
WansbeckWansbeck
Harrogate and KnaresboroughHarrogate
Richmond (Yorks)Hambleton
Scarborough and WhitbyScarborough
Selby and AinstySelby
Skipton and RiponCraven
Thirsk and MaltonRyedale
AshfieldAshfield
BassetlawBassetlaw
BroxtoweBroxtowe
GedlingGedling
MansfieldMansfield
NewarkNewark and Sherwood
RushcliffeRushcliffe
SherwoodNewark and Sherwood
BanburyCherwell
HenleySouth Oxfordshire
Oxford West and AbingdonVale of White Horse
WantageVale of White Horse
WitneyWest Oxfordshire
LudlowSouth Shropshire
North ShropshireNorth Shropshire
Shrewsbury and AtchamShrewsbury and Atcham
The WrekinTelford and Wrekin
Bridgwater and West SomersetSedgemoor
Somerton and FromeSouth Somerset
Taunton DeaneTaunton Deane
WellsMendip
YeovilSouth Somerset
Filton and Bradley StokeSouth Gloucestershire
Thornbury and YateSouth Gloucestershire
BurtonEast Staffordshire
Cannock ChaseCannock Chase
LichfieldLichfield
South StaffordshireSouth Staffordshire
StaffordStafford
Staffordshire MoorlandsStaffordshire Moorlands
StoneStafford
TamworthTamworth
Bury St EdmundsSt Edmundsbury
Central Suffolk and North IpswichMid Suffolk
South SuffolkBabergh
Suffolk CoastalSuffolk Coastal
WaveneyWaveney
West SuffolkForest Heath
East SurreyTandridge
GuildfordGuildford
Mole ValleyMole Valley
Runnymede and WeybridgeRunnymede
South West SurreyWaverley
Surrey HeathSurrey Heath
WokingWoking
North SwindonSwindon
South SwindonSwindon
Kenilworth and SouthamWarwick
North WarwickshireNorth Warwickshire
NuneatonNuneaton and Bedworth
RugbyRugby
Stratford-on-AvonStratford on Avon
Arundel and South DownsHorsham
Bognor Regis and LittlehamptonArun
ChichesterChichester
East Worthing and ShorehamAdur
HorshamHorsham
Mid SussexMid Sussex
ChippenhamNorth Wiltshire
DevizesKennet
North WiltshireNorth Wiltshire
SalisburySalisbury
South West WiltshireWest Wiltshire
BromsgroveBromsgrove
Mid WorcestershireWychavon
RedditchRedditch
West WorcestershireMalvern Hills
Wyre ForestWyre Forest
York OuterYork
NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date (for certain purposes): 5 October 2007: see art 1(2)(a).

To be appointed

To be appointed (for remaining purposes): see art 1(2)(b).

EXPLANATORY NOTE

EXPLANATORY NOTE (This note is not part of the Order)

This Order makes provision for the designation of returning officers and acting returning officers in certain constituencies in England, in consequence of changes made to parliamentary constituency boundaries in England by the Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 2007 (SI 2007/1681).

The Order does not come fully into force until the next general parliamentary election is called.

Article 3 and Schedule 1 designates returning officers for borough constituencies, outside Greater London, that cross certain local authority boundaries.

Article 4 and Schedule 2 designates returning officers for borough constituencies, in Greater London, that cross London borough boundaries.

Article 6 and Schedule 3 designates the returning officers for county constituencies that cross county boundaries.

Article 7 and Schedule 4 designates acting returning officers for county constituencies.