The Commission is carrying out an electoral review of East Devon District Council.
The aim of the electoral review is to recommend ward boundaries that mean each district 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 boundaries across East Devon Council." />
On 13 July 2017 the East Devon (Electoral Changes) Order 2017 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 East Devon and published on 13 June 2017.
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 East Devon in 2019.The draft order can be viewed here.
On 13 June 2017 we published final recommendations for future electoral arrangements in East Devon District Council. The report is available in the link below.
To interact with the final recommendations mapping click on the image above to visit our consultation area. You can view both the existing and proposed boundaries and search by area or postcode. The mapping files used for the consultation portal can be downloaded here.
We have now completed our electoral review of East Devon. 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 East Devon District Council to be implemented at the local elections in 2019.
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.
The consultation on draft recommendations closed on 3 April 2017.
Listed below are the submissions we received:
Parish and Town Councils:
All submissions from parish and town councils are combined in one document. At the front of the document is a list of names with links to the relevant submission.
All submissions from local residents are combined in one document. At the front of the document is a list of names with links to the relevant submission.
An overview map of our draft recommendations (PDF) is available. Please note: this map is very large and may take some time to download.
To interact with the draft recommendations mapping visit our consultation portal.You can view both the existing and proposed boundaries, searching by area or postcode.
You may find the electoral figures (XLS) useful when thinking about division arrangements.
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.
The consultation on warding arrangements closed on 5 December 2016.
Please find listed below the submissions we received for this stage of the review:
Parish and Town Councils:
All of the submissions we received from local residents are contained in the document below.
As part of the preliminary process we consulted with East Devon District Council on the most appropriate council size (the number of councillors on East Devon District Council).
We received one submission on council size: