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Ribble Valley

image map View existing ward boundaries

The Commission is carrying out an electoral review of Ribble Valley 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. In order to achieve these aims, we need to re-draw ward boundaries across Ribble Valley.



The consultation on warding arrangements closed on the 30 January 2017.

The submissions we received for this stage of the consultation can be found below:

Local Authority:

Ribble Valley Borough Council

Political Groups:

Ribble Valley Conservative Association

Labour Group

Parish and Town Councils:

Bowland Forest Higher Division Parish Council

Barrow Parish Council

On 22 November 2016, we started the first period of consultation for a pattern of wards for Ribble Valley Borough Council. Between 22 November 2016 and 30 January 2017, we are invited comments on the ward boundaries for the authority.

The Commission announced that it was minded to recommend that Ribble Valley Borough Council should have 40 councillors in the future, the same as currently.

The Commission needed information from people and groups across Ribble Valley to help it to produce a new pattern of wards to accommodate 40 councillors.

For more information, read our news release and the letter to the Chief Executive of Ribble Valley 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 Ribble Valley Borough Council and may contain boundary errors.

Ribble Valley polling district map (JPEG)

To view the existing warding arrangements, visit our consultation area. You can search by area or postcode

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 Ribble Valley Borough Council on the most appropriate council size (the number of councillors on Ribble Valley Borough Council). We received the following submission on council size:

Ribble Valley Borough Council

This review was carried out by the Local Government Commission for England (LGCE), and started on 7 September 1999.

Final report (PDF), published on 5 September 2000

Map 1 Existing wards in Ribble Valley; (PDF)

Map 2 The Commission's final recommendations for Ribble Valley; (PDF)

Map A1 Final recommendations for Ribble Valley: Key map; (PDF)

Map A2 Proposed warding of Billington and Langho Parish; (PDF)

Map A3 Proposed re-warding of Longridge Parish; (PDF)

Large map (1.8 Mb) illustrating the proposed warding arrangements for Clitheroe. This may take some time to download; (PDF)

Draft report (PDF), published on 4 April 2000

Review Dates

Date from:
Date to:
Consultation on warding arrangements 22 November 2016
30 January 2017
Consultation on draft recommendations 11 April 2017
19 June 2017
Final recommendations published
5 September 2017