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Democracy and Boundary Commission Cymru

  1. The Local Government Boundary Commission for Wales was established in 1974 under the Local Government Act 1972.
  2. The Commission was further renamed the Democracy and Boundary Commission Cymru under the Senedd Cymru (Members and Elections) Act 2024.

The Local Government Boundary Commission for Wales was established in 1974 under the Local Government Act 1972. We were re-named the Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales in 2013 under the Local Government (Democracy) (Wales) Act 2013 (external link).

The Commission was further renamed the Democracy and Boundary Commission Cymru under the Senedd Cymru (Members and Elections) Act 2024.

The Democracy and Boundary Commission Cymru is an independent Welsh Government Sponsored Body with the main purpose of publishing a programme of work which keeps under review the electoral arrangements for the 22 principal councils, as well as reviewing the constituency boundaries of the Welsh Parliament (Senedd).

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