Boundary Commission Consultation: Electoral review of warding arrangements

Starts: Thursday 7th October 2021
Ends: Wednesday 15th December 2021

What is the consultation about?

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England has launched a consultation inviting proposals for a new pattern of electoral wards for Liverpool.

The proposals stem from a recommendation in the council’s Best Value inspection report earlier this year.

In drawing up a pattern of electoral wards, the Boundary Commission will seek to:

  • Make sure that, within an authority, each councillor represents a similar number of electors
  • Create boundaries that are appropriate, and reflect community ties and identities
  • Deliver reviews informed by local needs, views and circumstances

Decisions made by the Boundary Commission will be based on the strength of the argument and not merely on assertion.

For example, giving details of community interests such as the location and use made of local facilities, services and local organisations to support a proposal will carry greater weight than a proposal that simply asserts that an area has a community identity.

All proposals will be considered on their merits. A well-evidenced proposal from an individual which addresses the three statutory criteria will be more persuasive than one which does not, even if the latter is from an elected individual or body.

How to comment

A consultation site has been set up where you can view further information, guidance and maps of the current wards and have your say online.

Have your say on new council ward boundaries

The closing date for comments is Wednesday 15th December 2021.

Online meetings

Two online meetings are taking place for Liverpool residents. The meetings will start with an explanation about the review, so there is no need to know about current arrangements to take part. They will let people know how to get involved during the process. And there will be a chance to ask questions.

You can join the meetings help on Microsoft Teams using the links below.  

There is no need to register in advance, but if you have any access needs, such as a sign-language interpreter, it would help if you could let the organisers know in advance at reviews@lgbce.org.uk or by calling 0330 500 1525. 

If you can’t attend, the meetings will be available to view after they have taken place.