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Local Government Boundary Review of Sefton

A public consultation on the future of Sefton's local government boundaries is running until March 18th, 2024.

This is known as an Electoral Review. You can find out more and how to contribute to this review below.

What is an Electoral Review?

An electoral review examines and proposes new electoral arrangements for the whole local authority. These are:

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

Ward Patterns

The Local Government Boundary Commission (LGBCE) is holding a second round of consultation on proposed boundary changes during which time you will be able to comment on them and propose alternatives.

The Commission has published proposals for changes to Sefton. It is proposing that there should be 22 three-councillor wards. Most ward boundaries will change.

Proposed changes include:

• Changes to Park and Sudell wards based on local evidence received.
• A modified St Oswald ward that will have good electoral equality in 2029

The Commission will draw up new electoral arrangements that provide the best balance based on the statutory criteria. The criteria include three main elements:

  • Delivering electoral equality for local electors. This means ensuring that each councillor represents roughly the same number of electors so that the value of your vote is broadly the same regardless of where you live in the local authority area.
  • Interests and identities of local communities. This means establishing electoral arrangements which, as far as possible, avoid splitting local ties and where boundaries are easily identifiable.
  • Effective and convenient local government. This means ensuring that the wards can be represented effectively by their elected representative(s) and that the new electoral arrangements, including both the council size decision and warding arrangements, allow the local authority to conduct its business effectively.

What is happening in Sefton? 

The Commission has published proposals for changes to Sefton. It is proposing that there should be 22 three-councillor wards. Most ward boundaries will change.

Proposed changes include:

• Changes to Park and Sudell wards based on local evidence received.
• A modified St Oswald ward that will have good electoral equality in 2029

The Commission has a dedicated section on its website where people can see the detail of the proposals and comment on the names of wards and their boundaries: https://www.lgbce.org.uk/all-reviews/sefton

Views can be submitted by email via reviews@lgbce.org.uk or by post:

Review Officer (Sefton)
LGBCE
PO Box 133

Blyth

NE24 9FE

 


Last Updated on Monday, February 26, 2024

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