Basingstoke and Deane Electoral Review

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) has recently announced a review of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s electoral arrangements.

The last review of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council wards was completed in October 2007. As a result of population changes, there are now significant imbalances in the number of electors per councillor in some of the borough’s electoral wards. The boundary commission has, therefore, decided that a new review should be carried out with the aim of ensuring each councillor represents roughly the same number of voters.

Under an electoral review, The LGBCE will examine and propose new electoral arrangements for the whole council, including:

  • the total number of councillors to be elected to the council
  • the names, number and boundaries of wards
  • the number of councillors to be elected from each ward.

The review is scheduled to start formally in November 2017 when the LGBCE will decide how many councillors should sit on Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council (council size). The LGBCE will then undertake public consultation on where new ward boundaries should be drawn. Final recommendations will be published by the LGBCE in September 2018 and will come into force at elections in May 2019.

Information, guidance and statistics concerning electoral reviews can be found on the Boundary Commission`s website at:

http://www.lgbce.org.uk/records-and-resources

http://www.lgbce.org.uk/policy-and-publications

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