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.
2023 Review of Parliamentary Constituencies
The independent Boundary Commission for England (BCE) are redrawing the map of Parliamentary constituency boundaries. The changes will make the number of electors in each constituency more equal, thus ensuring individual votes are of broadly equal weight, and in doing so increase the number of constituencies from 533 to 543. Go online at www.bcereviews.org.uk to view and comment on the proposals. Don’t miss out – contribute your local knowledge and have your say on what the new constituencies should be by 2 August 2021.
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