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On 24 November 2015, we started the first period of consultation for a pattern of wards for Eastleigh Borough Council. Between 24 November and 1 February 2016, we are inviting comments on the ward boundaries for the authority.
The Commission has also announced that it is minded to recommend that Eastleigh Borough Council should have 39 councillors in the future, 5 fewer than the current arrangements.
Eastleigh Borough Council holds elections in three years out of every four. The Commission has a responsibility, set out in legislation, to devise a pattern of three-member wards across the whole authority. Such a ward pattern means that every elector would have the same opportunity to vote in local elections each time they are held.
The Commission now needs information from people and groups across Eastleigh to help it to produce a new pattern of three-member wards to accommodate 39 councillors.The Commission is able to move away from a uniform pattern of three-member wards – on a ward by ward basis - if it believes an alternative arrangement would better meet its other statutory criteria: to deliver electoral equality for voters, to reflect the interests and identities of local communities and to promote effective and convenient local government.
For more information read our news release and the letter to the Chief Executive of Eastleigh Borough Council (PDF)
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 Eastleigh Borough Council and may contain boundary errors
To view the existing warding arrangements visit our consultation area. You can search by area or postcode, and Have your say.
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 Eastleigh Borough Council on the most appropriate council size (the number of councillors on Eastleigh Borough Council). We received 1 submission on council size.
This review was carried out by the Local Government Commission for England (LGCE) and was started on 20 July 1999.
Final report (PDF), published on 25 July 2000.
Map 1 Existing wards in Eastleigh; (PDF)
Map 2 The Commission's final recommendations for Eastleigh; (PDF)
Map A1 Draft recommendations for Eastleigh: Key Map; (PDF)
Map A2 Proposed boundary between Bishopstoke East and Fair Oak & Horton Heath Wards and the Proposed Fair Oak & Horton Heath West, Fair Oak & Horton Heath East Parish Wards of Fair Oak & Horton Heath parish; (PDF)
Map A3 Proposed boundary between Bishopstoke East and Bishopstoke West Wards and the Proposed Bishopstoke East and Bishopstoke West Parish Wards of Bishopstoke parish; (PDF)
Map A4 Proposed boundary between West End North and West End South Wards and the proposed West End North and West End South Parish Wards of West End parish; (PDF)
Map A5 Proposed boundary between West End South and Bursledon & Old Netley Ward and the Proposed West End Kanes Hill parish ward of West End parish; (PDF)
Map A6 Proposed boundary between Hedge End Grange Park and Hedge End Wildern Wards and the proposed West End East, Grange Park West, Grange Park East, Shamblehurst and Wildern Parish Wards of West End and Hedge End parishes; (PDF)
Map A7 Proposed boundary between Hedge End Wildern and Hedge End St John's wards and the proposed Freegrounds, St John's and St Helen's Parish Wards of Hedge End parish; (PDF)
Map A8 Proposed boundary between Bursledon & Old Netley and Hamble-Le-Rice & Butlocks Heath wards and Old Netley and Butlocks Heath Parish Wards of Hound parish; (PDF)
Map A9 Proposed boundary between Netley Abbey and Hamble-le-Rice & Butlocks Heath wards and the Proposed Ingleside and Netley Abbey Parish Wards of Hound parish; (PDF)
Large map (4.9 Mb) illustrating the proposed ward boundaries for Eastleigh town. This may take some time to download; (PDF)
Draft Report (PDF), Published on 18 January 2000.
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