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Local electoral arrangements for Northampton finalised

13th October 2010

Local electoral arrangements for Northampton finalised

2010-10-12T10:57:50+00:00

The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) has published its final recommendations for new local government electoral arrangements in Northampton.

Today’s publication follows months of public consultation and draws boundaries for each ward across the Northampton Borough Council area. The Commission published its draft recommendations, which provided for a council of 45 members, in May and today confirms that figure in its final recommendations.

Max Caller, Chair of the LocalGovernment Boundary Commission for England, said: “Our recommendations determine how many councillors will serve on the council. They also decide which wards you vote in. We’re grateful to everyone in Northampton who took the time and effort to send us their views because having fair wards, where each councillor represents around the same number of people, is important”.

The proposed new arrangements must now be implemented by Parliament. An Order – the legal document which brings into force the recommendations – will be laid in Parliament. If accepted, the new electoral arrangements will come into force forthe next council elections in May 2011.


Ends


Notes to editors

Full details of the final recommendations (including maps) can be found at the LGBCE’s website at www.lgbce.org.uk


For further information contact the Local Government Boundary Commission for England press office:

Tel: 0207 664 8530

Email: press@lgbce.org.uk


1. The Local Government Boundary Commission for England is responsible for reviewing local authority electoral arrangements, eg defining boundaries for local elections and the number of councillors to be elected, and for conducting reviews of local government external boundaries and structure.


2. Table 1 shows the new wards for Northampton Borough:


 


Ward name

Number of councillors

Electorate

(2008)

Number of electors per councillor

Variance fromaverage

%

Electorate

(2015)

Number of electors per councillor

Variance from average

%

1

Abington

2

6,657

3,329

-1%

6,693

3,347

-7%

2

Billing

2

6,309

3,155

-6%

6,802

3,401

-6%

3

Boothville

1

3,420

3,420

2%

3,478

3,478

-3%

4

Brookside

1

3,630

3,630

8%

3,925

3,925

9%

5

Castle

3

8,289

2,763

-18%

9,793

3,264

-9%

6

Delapre & Briar Hill

3

9,921

3,307

-2%

10,704

3,568

-1%

7

East Hunsbury

2

7,793

3,897

16%

7,802

3,901

8%

8

Eastfield

1

3,719

3,719

10%

3,719

3,719

3%

9

Headlands

1

3,752

3,752

11%

3,752

3,752

4%

10

Kings Heath

1

3,277

3,277

-3%

3,658

3,658

2%

11

Kingsley

1

3,958

3,958

18%

3,972

3,972

10%

12

Kingsthorpe

1

3,623

3,623

8%

3,629

3,629

1%

13

Nene Valley

2

7,722

3,861

15%

7,964

3,982

11%

14

New Duston

2

7,888

3,944

17%

7,928

3,964

10%

15

Obelisk

1

3,519

3,519

5%

3,519

3,519

-2%

16

Old Duston

2

5,972

2,986

-11%

6,807

3,404

-5%

17

Park

1

3,399

3,399

1%

3,479

3,479

-3%

18

Parklands

1

3,489

3,489

4%

3,700

3,700

3%

19

Phippsville

1

3,445

3,445

2%

3,445

3,445

-4%

20

Rectory Farm

1

3,507

3,507

4%

3,796

3,796

5%

21

Riverside

1

3,318

3,318

-1%

3,339

3,339

-7%

22

Rushmills

1

3,317

3,317

-1%

3,353

3,353

-7%

23

Semilong

1

3,528

3,528

5%

3,596

3,596

0%

24

Spencer

1

3,627

3,627

8%

3,681

3,681

2%

25

Spring Park

1

3,699

3,699

10%

3,730

3,730

4%

26

St David's

1

3,157

3,157

-6%

3,386

3,386

-6%

27

St James

1

3,435

3,435

2%

3,563

3,563

-1%

28

Sunnyside

1

3,453

3,453

3%

3,549

3,549

-1%

29

Talavera

2

7,463

3,732

11%

7,558

3,779

5%

30

Trinity

1

3,273

3,273

-3%

3,342

3,342

-7%

31

Upton

2

3,273

1,637

-51%

7,386

3,693

3%

32

West
Hunsbury

1

3,445

3,445

2%

3,464

3,464

-4%

33

Westone

1

3,227

3,227

-4%

3,549

3,549

-1%


Totals

45

151,504

162,061


Averages

3,367

3,601

Source: Electorate figures are based on information provided by Northampton Borough Council.

Note: The ‘variance from average’ column shows by how far, in percentage terms, the number of electors per councillor in each ward varies from the average for the district. The minus symbol (-) denotes a lower than average number of electors. Figures have been rounded to the nearest whole number.