Warwickshire County Council
The Commission carried out an electoral review of Warwickshire County Council between April 2014 - November 2015. The aim of the review was to deliver electoral equality for voters in local elections and recommend ward boundaries that means each councillor represented approximately the same number of electors.
Our review aimed to ensure that each Warwickshire county councillor represented roughly the same number of voters and that ward boundaries reflected the interests and identities of local communities.
|Date from:||Date to:|
|Consultation on division arrangements||15/04/2014||23/06/2014|
|Consultation on draft recommendations||09/09/2014||03/11/2014|
Recommendations become law
The Warwickshire (Electoral Changes) Order 2015, to implement recommendations made by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) for new boundaries in Warwickshire, was made on 5 November 2015 and was published in November. New division arrangements for Warwickshire have now successfully completed a 40 day period of Parliamentary scrutiny and will come into force at the local elections in 2017.
The order for Warwickshire can be viewed through the following link:
Draft order laid in Parliament
On 15th July 2015 the Warwickshire (Electoral Changes) Order 2015 was laid in draft in Parliament.
The draft order if made would give effect to the final recommendations that were consulted on during the Local Government Boundary Commission for England’s review of electoral arrangements in Warwickshire and published on 17th February 2015.
The draft order will be laid in Parliament for a period of 40 sitting days. Parliament can either accept or reject our recommendations. If accepted, the new electoral arrangements will come into force at the next scheduled elections for Warwickshire in 2017.
The draft order can be viewed here:
The draft order refers to a map. The map comprises the following sheets:
On 17 February 2015 we published final recommendations for future electoral arrangements in Warwickshire County Council. The report is available in the link below.
An overview map of the final recommendations (PDF) is available. To interact with the final recommendations mapping click on the image below to visit our consultation area. You can view both the existing and proposed boundaries and search by area or postcode.
PDF maps of each individual ward can be found below. Please note each document is very large so may take some time to load.
To receive the data files for this map in shapefile format please email your request to [email protected].
We have now completed our electoral review of Warwickshire County Council. The changes we have proposed must be approved by parliament. A draft Order - the legal document which brings into force our recommendations will be laid before parliament. The draft Order will provide for new electoral arrangements for the council to be implemented at the local elections in YEAR.
We would like to invite you to participate in our online survey. The survey seeks feedback on the review processes and procedures, in order to identify improvements that can be made. We would be grateful if you could spare some time to complete the opinion survey.
On 9 September 2014 we published our draft recommendations for the further electoral review (FER) of Warwickshire County Council. Between 9 September 2014 and 3 November 2014 we invited comments on our draft recommendations.
Consultation closed on 3 November 2014
Below are the submissions we received:
We received 19 submissions from local residents. All submissions can be found in one document. At the front of the document is a list of names with links to the relevant submission.
We also received an anonymous submission.
We received 12 submissions from councillors. All submissions can be found in one document. At the front of the document is a list of names with links to the relevant submission.
Parish and Town Councils
The Warwickshire draft recommendations can be found using the links below.
To interact with the draft recommendations mapping visit our consultation portal. You can view both the existing and proposed boundaries, searching by area.
An overview map of our draft recommendations (PDF) is available. Please note: this map is very large and may take some time to download.
You may find the electoral figures (XLS) useful when thinking about the draft recommendations. Polling District Maps may also be useful when thinking about the draft recommendations. You can view the polling district maps below. Please note polling district mapping data has been supplied by the local authorities and may contain boundary errors.
Consultation closed on 23 June 2014
On 15 April 2014, we opened the first period of consultation for a new pattern of electoral divisions for Warwickshire County Council. Between 15 April and 23 June, we invited comments on division boundaries across the whole county.
The Commission has also announced that it is minded to recommend that the county council should have 57 county councillors in the future, five fewer than the current arrangements.
The Commission now needs information from people and groups across Warwickshire to help it to produce a new pattern of electoral divisions to accommodate 57 county councillors.
For more information read our news release and the letter to the Chief Executive of Warwickshire County Council (PDF)
You may find the electoral figures (XLS) useful when thinking about division arrangements. Polling District Maps may also be useful when thinking about division arrangements. You can view the polling district maps below. Please note polling district mapping data has been supplied by the local authorities and may contain boundary errors.
- Nuneaton and Bedworth polling district map
- Leamington Spa Town polling map
- North Warwickshire polling district map
- Rugby polling map
- Rugby polling district map
- Stratford-on-Avon polling district map
- Kenilworth polling district map
- Warwick polling district map
To view the existing division arrangements visit our consultation area.
You can also view the evidence we received from the council about their future council size here (PDF)
Guidance is available on our Guidance page. You may also wish to read our document Electoral Reviews: Technical Guidance, which contains detailed guidance on the review process and information on the legislation reviews are carried out under.
Below are the submissions we received:
District and Borough Councils
Parish and Town Councils
The Boundary Committee for England (BCFE) began reviewing the electoral arrangements for Warwickshire County Council on 6 August 2002
The Order implementing The Electoral Commission's decision on the final recommendations of this review has been made and can be viewed on Her Majesty's Stationery Office's website.The Order refers to a map comprising Sheet 1, Sheet 2 and Sheet 3. The Implementation Team section of the Electoral Commission website explains how the Commission's decisions on The Boundary Committee for England's final recommendations are made into Orders.
Final recommendations, published on 27 April 2004.
Large map 1, illustrates in outline form the proposed warding arrangements for Warwickshire County.
large map 2, illustrates the proposed Bedworth West division in Nuneaton & Bedworth borough.
large map 3, illustrates the proposed University parish ward of Stoneleigh parish in Warwick district.
Draft recommendations, published on 27 August 2003