Boundary and Electoral Reviews

Local Government Reviews

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) is required by law to review the electoral arrangements for every principal local authority to ensure that the number of electors represented by each councillor in an area is as nearly as possible the same. The Commission can also recommend changes to the electoral arrangements of town and parish councils.     The LGBCE undertook  a review of the County Council Electoral Divisions and District Council Wards in 2016.  The LGBCE published is final recommendations for the County Council Divisions and District Council Wards on 27 September 2016.

Review of Parish Boundary and Electoral Arrangements

The District Council has completed a 2017/18 Community Governance Review  (Review of some Parish Boundaries and Electoral arrangements).   Please follow the link below for further details.

Proposed Review of Parliamentary Constituencies

A Parliamentary Constituencies Bill has been published by the Government.  The Bill makes provision for the next review of parliamentary constituencies. 

  • The review will be carried out by the independent Boundary Commissions for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland,   Further details can be found on the Boundary Commission for England’s website .
  • Number of parliamentary constituencies.  The Bill provides for the number of parliamentary constituencies to remain at 650.  As a consequence the Bill removes the duty on the Government to implement the 2018 boundary review recommendations which were based on 600 seats.
  • The review is due to begin in early 2021 and will report to the Speaker of the House of Commons (who is Chair of the Boundary Commissions) by 1 July 2023.

Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places 2019/20

The Council has completed the statutory review of Polling Districts and Polling Places 2019/20.  You can view the final list of Polling Districts and Places 2020