The Staffordshire (Electoral Changes) Order 2012, to implement recommendations made by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) for new division boundaries in Staffordshire, was made on 20 March 2012 and published on 23 March 2012.
New electoral division arrangements for Staffordshire have now successfully completed a 40 day period of Parliamentary scrutiny and will come into force at the next scheduled county elections on 2 May 2013.
The order for Staffordshire can be viewed through the following link: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2012/875/contents/made
On 30 January 2012 the Staffordshire (Electoral Changes) Order 2012 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 Staffordshire and published 18 October 2011.
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 Staffordshire in 2013.
The draft order refers to a map. The map comprises the following sheets:
You can see the maps of the proposed recommended boundaries below:
Please note: some of these maps may be very large and may take some time to download.
We have now completed our electoral review of Staffordshire 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 in Parliament. The draft Order will provide for new electoral arrangements for the council to be implemented at the local elections in 2013.
We would like to invite you to participate in our online opinion survey. This 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 survey. Click here to go to the opinion survey.
On 24 May 2011 we published our draft recommendations for the further electoral review (FER) of Staffordshire County Council. Between 24 May and 1 August we invited comments on the division boundaries in the authority.
Consultation closed on 1 August 2011.
Below are the representations we received.
Councillors, MPs and Political Groups
Parish and Town Councils
We received 45 submissions from local residents in Staffordshire and have grouped their submissions into the files below:
Our draft recommendations can be found using the links below.
Maps of the area recommendations:
Please note: some of these maps are very large and may take some time to download.
Read our news release
Here are the electoral figures (XLS) for Staffordshire.
Consultation closed on 21 February 2011.
Below are the submissions we received:
Staffordshire County Council full submission (PDF), plus maps of: whole county area (PDF), Cannock Chase district (PDF), East Staffordshire district (PDF), Lichfield district (PDF) , Newcastle-under-Lyme district (PDF), South Staffordshire district (PDF), Stafford district (PDF), Staffordshire Moorlands district (PDF) and Tamworth district (PDF).
Councillors, MPs and Political groups
Parish and Town Councils
This consultation closed on 25 October 2010.
On 14 September 2010 we started an electoral review of Staffordshire County Council. From 14 September 2010 to 25 October 2010 we invited proposals on what the most appropriate council size should be for Staffordshire County council.
For more information read our news release and the Letter sent to the Chief Executive of Staffordshire County Council (PDF).
Below are the submissions we recieved:Councillors, MPs and Political groups
We produced two different documents to support people where there is an electoral review being conducted in their area:
As part of the preliminary process we consulted with Staffordshire County Council on the most appropriate council size.
Below is the submission we received:
The Boundary Committee for England started a review of electoral arrangements in Staffordshire County Council on 9 July 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, Sheet 3 and Sheet 4 . The Implementation Team section of The Electoral Commission's website explains how The Boundary Committee for England's final recommendations are made into Orders.
Final recommendations, published on 27 April 2004
Outline map illustrates in outline form the proposed divisions for Staffordshire, including constituent district wards and parishes.
Map 1 illustrates the proposed electoral division boundaries in Tamworth district.
Map 2 illustrates the proposed electoral division boundaries in Stafford town.
Map 3 illustrates the proposed electoral division boundaries between Brereton & Ravenhill and Etching Hill & Heath divisions.
Draft recommendations, published on 28 May 2003
Map 1 showing recommendations for Staffordshire
Map 2 showing recommendations for Staffordshire
Map 3 showing recommendations for Staffordshire
Map 4 showing recommendations for Staffordshire