Electoral Review of Cheshire West and Chester
Consultation on new proposed ward boundaries - ends 6 November 2017
A consultation is taking place on the proposed new ward boundaries for Cheshire West and Chester Council. The Local Government Boundary Commission for England is leading the consultation.
Visit the LGBCE website and comment
The aim of their review is to recommend ward boundaries that mean each councillor represents approximately the same number of voters.
The pattern of wards should also reflect the interests and identities of local communities as well as promoting effective local government.
Following the consultation on new warding arrangements for Cheshire West and Chester Council, the independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is now asking for comments on its draft proposals for the new ward boundaries.
A 10 week public consultation on the Commission’s recommendations began on 29 August 2017 and will end on 6 November 2017.
The consultation is open to anyone who wants to have their say on the new proposed council wards, ward boundaries and ward names across Cheshire West and Chester.
Current draft recommendations
The Commission’s draft recommendations propose that Cheshire West and Chester should have 70 councillors in the future, five fewer than the current arrangements.
The recommendations also outline how those councillors should represent eight three-councillor wards, 11 two-councillor wards and 24 one-councillor wards across Cheshire West and Chester.
The full recommendations and detailed interactive maps are available on the Commission’s websit:
Commenting on the recommendations
The Commission would like to hear as much evidence as possible to develop final recommendations for Cheshire West and Chester.
The update electoral review timeline is as follows:
- Consultation period: 29 August 2017 - 6 November 2017
- Final recommendations published by the commission: 16 January 2018
To comment, please contact the Local Government Boundary Commission