The Local Government Boundary Commission for England

Delivering fair electoral and boundary arrangements for English councils

Current reviews

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CEO Ailsa

Ailsa Irvine announced as new Chief Executive

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) has appointed Ailsa Irvine as its new Chief Executive from 1 January 2024.

She joins the organisation from the Electoral Commission, where she was a member of their executive team as Director of Electoral Administration and Guidance.

To read more view our press release.
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Have your say! Consultation on Middlesbrough

Consultation on wards and ward names for Middlesbrough Council closes on Monday 11 March.
Local insight helps us refine our proposals
It's easy to give us your views. Just tell us what you think and why..

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Who we are

We are an independent body accountable to Parliament. We review the electoral and boundary arrangements of councils.

We consult local people and organisations to help us produce proposals and then recommendations for change.

Our main focus is a rolling programme of electoral reviews. We review councils to make sure their patterns of internal wards or electoral divisions are fair and sensible.

If new councils are set up we carry out an electoral review.

If councils ask, we may review their external boundaries.

Sometimes we need to approve changes after locally-led reviews of parish and town councils.

You can find out more about us and our approach by clicking the button below.

What are reviews and how do they work?

You can find short introductions and detailed guidance on our areas of work by clicking the button below. 

How reviews work