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Local electoral arrangements for Stoke-on-Trent finalised

26th October 2010

Local electoral arrangements for Stoke-on-Trent finalised

2010-10-25T14:11:05+00:00

The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) has published its final recommendations for new local government electoral arrangements for Stoke-on-Trent City Council.

Today’s publication follows months of public consultation and draws new boundaries for each ward across Stoke-on-Trent. The Commission published its draft recommendations, which provided for a council of 44 members in March 2010 and today confirms that figure in its final recommendations.

Today’s announcement marks the conclusion of an electoral review which was begun by the Boundary Committee for England in August 2009.This followed the publication of the report of the Stoke-on-Trent Governance Commission which, among other things, proposed significant changes to the City’s electoral arrangements.

Max Caller, Chair of the LGBCE, said: “Our final recommendations represent a fresh start for local government in Stoke-on-Trent.The recommendations propose a pattern of wards that ensures votes are fair, that reflects the City’s diverse communities and will encourage efficient and convenient local government for the people of Stoke.

“We are grateful to the many hundreds of local people who took part in the review and gave us their views.It’s been clear to us throughout the review that the people of Stoke-on-Trent care deeply about the future of their city.”

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 over the coming weeks. The draft order allows for the new electoral arrangements to come into force for the next council elections in May 2011.

Ends

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

For further information contact the Local Government Boundary Commission for England

press office: 0207 664 8530 or press@lgbce.org.uk

Notes to editors:

1. The Local Government Boundary Commission for England is responsible for reviewing local authority electoral arrangements, e.g. 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 of new electoral wards for Stoke-on-Trent City Council:

 


Ward name

Number of councillors

Electorate

(2008)

Number of electors per councillor

Variance fromaverage

%

Electorate

(2015)

Number of electors per councillor

Variance from average

%

Burslem, Tunstall and Chell

1

Goldenhill & Sandyford

1

4,170

4,170

-2%

4,591

4,591

6%

2

Great Chell & Packmoor

2

8,161

4,081

-5%

8,328

4,164

-4%

3

Tunstall

1

4,269

4,269

0%

4,525

4,525

5%

4

Little Chell & Stanfield

1

4,431

4,431

4%

4,503

4,503

4%

5

Bradeley & Chell Heath

1

4,052

4,052

-5%

4,072

4,072

-6%

6

Burslem Park

1

4,006

4,006

-6%

4,009

4,009

-7%

7

Ford Green & Smallthorne

1

4,304

4,304

1%

4,564

4,564

6%

8

Burslem Central

1

4,226

4,226

-1%

4,381

4,381

1%

9

Moorcroft

1

4,041

4,041

-5%

4,039

4,039

-7%

10

Sneyd Green

1

3,983

3,983

-7%

3,873

3,873

-10%

Hanley and Northwood

11

Etruria & Hanley

1

4,307

4,307

1%

4,660

4,660

8%

12

Birches Head & Central Forest Park

2

8,699

4,350

2%

8,779

4,390

1%

13

Joiner´s Square

1

3,651

3,651

-15%

4,273

4,273

-1%

14

Hanley Park & Shelton

1

4,709

4,709

10%

4,700

4,700

9%

15

Fenton West & Mount Pleasant

1

4,576

4,576

7%

4,425

4,425

2%

Stoke and Penkhull

16

Hartshill & Basford

1

4,747

4,747

11%

4,632

4,632

7%

17

Penkhull & Stoke

1

4,793

4,793

12%

4,759

4,759

10%

18

Springfields & Trent Vale

1

4,747

4,747

11%

4,636

4,636

7%

19

Boothen & Oak Hill

1

4,465

4,465

4%

4,676

4,676

8%

South of the A50/A500

20

Hanford & Trentham

2

9,855

4,928

15%

9,845

4,923

14%

21

Blurton West & Newstead

1

4,224

4,224

-1%

4,244

4,244

-2%

22

Hollybush & Longton West

1

4,528

4,528

6%

4,529

4,529

5%

23

Blurton East

1

4,349

4,349

2%

4,376

4,376

1%

24

Dresden & Florence

1

4,012

4,012

-6%

4,082

4,082

-6%

25

Lightwood North & Normacot

1

3,859

3,859

-10%

3,987

3,987

-8%

26

Meir South

1

3,917

3,917

-8%

3,948

3,948

-9%

27

Meir Park

1

3,979

3,979

-7%

3,963

3,963

-8%

East of the city

28

Meir North

1

4,245

4,245

-1%

4,263

4,263

-1%

29

Weston Coyney

1

3,808

3,808

-11%

4,019

4,019

-7%

30

Broadway & Longton East

1

4,191

4,191

-2%

4,172

4,172

-4%

31

Meir Hay

1

4,080

4,080

-5%

4,054

4,054

-6%

32

Sandford Hill

1

4,657

4,657

9%

4,815

4,815

11%

33

Fenton East

1

4,812

4,812

13%

4,729

4,729

9%

34

Bentilee & Ubberley

2

7,657

3,829

-10%

7,654

3,827

-12%

35

Eaton Park

1

3,902

3,902

-9%

3,836

3,836

-11%

36

Abbey Hulton & Townsend

2

7,658

3,829

-10%

7,650

3,825

-12%

37

Baddeley, Milton & Norton

3

13,944

4,648

9%

13,703

4,568

6%


Totals

44

188,014

190,294


Averages

4,273

4,325