Boundary review

In 2016 the Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) reviewed the size and boundaries of council electoral divisions (the areas which the elected councillor will represent).

The boundary review was carried out to make sure that, as far as possible, each councillor represents roughly the same number of voters. It also gave the chance to update council divisions and make sure that the pattern of divisions:

  • reflected the interests and identities of local communities
  • promoted effective local government and
  • took into account future population changes.

The final recommendations were published on 5 April 2016 and the changes will come into effect from the next elections on the 4th May 2017.

All information relating to the final recommendations are available on the LGBCE website.