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Tameside Council Ward Boundaries Consultation 2021


The Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) are consulting on proposals for new wards and ward boundaries for Tameside Council.  The consultation will run for ten weeks, closing on Monday 5 April 2020.

LGBCE will consider all representations made during this consultation and intend to publish draft recommendations in June 2021.  A further period of consultation on draft recommendations will then be held. Final recommendations are expected to be published in November 2021. The new electoral arrangements will come into effect at the local elections in May 2023.
You can have your say by completing the consultation via LGBCE’s consultation portal.
 

What is an electoral review?

An electoral review will recommend new electoral arrangements for Tameside Council. LGBCE will propose:
  • the total number of councillors elected to the council in the future;
  • the number of wards;
  • the number of councillors representing each ward;
  • ward boundaries; and
  • the names of wards.
 

How to get involved

This is a public consultation and views on where new ward boundaries should be drawn are welcome from all individuals and organisations across Tameside.

LGBCE are minded to recommend that 57 councillors should be elected to Tameside Council in the future.  This is no change from the current number of councillors.
LGBCE are now inviting proposals to help them draw up a pattern of wards within Tameside to accommodate 57 councillors.

In drawing up new electoral wards, LGBCE must balance three legal criteria, namely:
  • to deliver electoral equality: where each councillor represents roughly the same number of electors as others across the borough;
  • that the pattern of wards should, as far as possible, reflect the interests and identities of local communities;
  • that the electoral arrangements should provide for effective and convenient local government.
All submissions will be treated equally, and each case judged on its merits and against the legal criteria.

If you wish to put forward a view, you are urged to ensure that evidence supports your submission. For example, if you wish to argue that two areas should be included in the same electoral ward, make sure you state why they should be together, providing evidence about community facilities, ties, organisations, and amenities, rather than simply asserting that they belong together.

There is more advice on the LGBCE website about how you can get involved in the consultation.  The website features technical guidance that explains the process and policies, as well as guidance on how to take part in each part of the process.

You can also access interactive maps of the current ward boundaries across Tameside Council on a specialist consultation portal. The portal also allows you to comment and upload documents directly to the site. 

Have your say

You can tell the Local Government Boundary Commission for England your views: Review Officer (Tameside),
LGBCE
PO Box 133
Blyth
NE24 9FE

The consultation will close on Monday 5 April 2021.