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Basingstoke and Deane

Review Body

The Commission is carrying out an electoral review of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council.

The aim of the electoral review is to recommend ward boundaries that mean each councillor represents approximately the same number of voters. We also aim to ensure that the pattern of wards reflects the interests and identities of local communities as well as promoting effective local government. To achieve these aims, we need to re-draw ward boundaries across Basingstoke and Deane.

The Commission has delayed the publication of final recommendations for new electoral arrangements for Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council.

New electoral arrangements for Basingstoke and Deane will now be published on 5 March 2019. New wards and ward boundaries will come into effect at the scheduled local elections in May 2020.

Shortly before the scheduled publication of its final recommendations, the Commission became aware that, due an administrative error, two submissions made during public consultation had not been made available to it during its consideration of final proposals.

Given the importance of considering every local voice fairly and equally, the Commission has decided to take a fresh look at every submission made during public consultation on the review. After taking into account all the submissions, the Commission will decide the final recommendations.

Review Dates
  Date from: Date to:
Consultation on warding arrangements 27 February 2018 7 May 2018
Consultation on draft recommendations 7 August 2018 15 October 2018
Final recommendations published 5 March 2019