The consultation on warding arrangements closed on the 30 January 2017.
Listed below are the submissions we received for this stage of the consultation:
Parish and Town Councils:
On 22 November 2016, we started the first period of consultation for a pattern of wards for Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council. Between 22 November 2016 and 30 January 2017, we invited comments on the ward boundaries for the authority.
The Commission announced that it was minded to recommend that Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council should have 51 councillors in the future, a reduction of 13 from the current amount of 64.
The Commission needed information from people and groups across Blackburn with Darwen to help it to produce a new pattern of wards to accommodate 51 councillors.
For more information, read our news release and the letter to the Chief Executive of Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council.
You may find the electoral figures (XLS) useful when thinking about warding arrangements.
Polling district maps may also be useful when thinking about warding arrangements. You can view the polling district map below. Please note, polling district mapping data has been supplied by Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council and may contain boundary errors.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.
As part of the preliminary process we consulted with Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council on the most appropriate council size (the number of councillors on Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council). We received the following submission on council size:
This review was started by the Local Government Commission for England (LGCE) on 12 June 2001 but, following the transfer of the LGCE's functions to The Electoral Commission, the review was completed by The Boundary Committee for England (BCFE).
The Order implementing The Electoral Commission's decision on the final recommendations of this review can be viewed on Her Majesty's Stationery Office's website. The current boundaries of the electoral wards and divisions can be viewed on Ordnance Survey's election maps website. Parish warding is not shown on the election maps website. It can be seen on the mapping from the Committee's final recommendations below; any modifications are listed in the Explanatory Note at the back of the Order.
Final report (PDF), published on 6 June 2002 by the BCFE
Map 1 Existing wards in Blackburn Unitary Authority (UA); (PDF)
Map 2 The Commission's final recommendations for Blackburn UA; (PDF)
Map A1 Illustrates, in outline form, the proposed warding arrangements for Blackburn with Darwen and highlights the area shown in the large map at the back of the report; (PDF)
Large map (8.67 Mb) illustrates the proposed warding arrangements for Blackburn with Darwen; (PDF)
Draft report (PDF), published on 15 January 2002 by the LGCE
Map 1 Existing wards in Blackburn UA; (PDF)
Map 2 The Commission's draft recommendations for Blackburn UA; (PDF)
Map A1 Illustrates, in outline form, the proposed ward boundaries within the borough and indicates the areas which are shown in more detail in the large map; (PDF)
Large map (8.67 Mb) illustrates the existing and proposed warding arrangements for Blackburn with Darwen; (PDF)