The Commission carried out an electoral review of Derbyshire between August 2011 - December 2012. The aim of the review was to deliver electoral equality for voters in local elections and recommend ward boundaries that means each councillor represented approximately the same number of electors.
Our review aimed to ensure that each Derbyshire councillor represented roughly the same number of voters and that ward boundaries reflected the interests and identities of local communities.
Recommendations become law
The Derbyshire (Electoral Changes) Order 2012, to implement recommendations made by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) for new boundaries in Derbyshire, was made on 29 November 2012 and was published on 4 December 2012.
New ward arrangements for Derbyshire have now successfully completed a 40 day period of Parliamentary scrutiny and will come into force at the local elections on 2 May 2013.
The order for Derbyshire can be viewed through the following link: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2012/2986/pdfs/uksi_20122986_en.pdf
Draft order laid in Parliament
On 15 October 2012 the Derbyshire (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 Derbyshire and published on 31 July 2012.
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 Derbyshire in 2013.
The draft order can be viewed through the following link:
The draft order refers to a map. The map comprises the following sheets:
On 22 August 2012 we published final recommendations for future electoral arrangements in Derbyshire. These are available through the links below.
- Report: Final recommendations for new local government electoral arrangements for Derbyshire County Council (PDF)
- Summary of the report (PDF)
- Read our news release
- Letter to the Chief Executive of Derbyshire County Council
You can see the maps of the proposed recommended boundaries below:
- Map 1 - Overview map of Derbyshire (PDF)
- Maps 2a and 2b - Maps of Dronfield and Chesterfield Towns (PDF)
- Map 3 - Map of Staveley (PDF)
- Maps 4a and 4b - Maps of Old Bolsover, Grassmoor and North Wingfield (PDF)
- Maps 5a-d - Maps of South Normanton, Codnor, IIkeston town and Hartington Upper Quarter (PDF)
- Maps 6a-c - Maps of Ockbrook and Borrowash, Long Eaton and Swadlincote town (PDF)
We have now completed our electoral review of Derbyshire 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 before 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 2 April 2012 we published our draft recommendations for the further electoral review (FER) of Derbyshire County Council.
Consultation closed on 8 June 2012
Below are the submissions we received:
Political groups and MPs
We received 20 submissions from local councillors. All submissions are contained in one document. At the front of the document there is a list of names with links to the relevant submissions
Parish and town councils
We received 18 submissions from parish and town councils in Derbyshire. All submissions are contained in one document. At the front of the document there is a list of names with links to the relevant submissions.
We received 50 submissions from local residents in Derbyshire. All submissions are contained in one document. At the front of the document there is a list of names with links to the relevant submissions.
Details of the draft recommendations can be found using the links below.
- Draft recommendations for Derbyshire County Council (PDF)
- Summary of the report (PDF)
- News release on draft recommendations for Derbyshire
- Letter sent to the Chief Executive of Derbyshire County Council (PDF)
Maps of the area recommendations:
- Sheet 1 - Overview (PDF)
- Sheet 2 - Map 2a Dronfield town, Map 2b Chesterfield town (PDF)
- Sheet 3 - Map 3a Eckington, Map 3b Staveley (PDF)
- Sheet 4 - Map 4a Old Bolsover, Map 4b Grassmoor and North Wingfield (PDF)
- Sheet 5 - Map 5a South Normanton, Map 5b Condor, Map5c Ilkeston town, Map 5d Hartlington Upper Quarter (PDF)
- Sheet 6 - Map 6a Ockbrook and Borrowash, Map 6b Long Eaton, Map 6c Swadlincote town (PDF)
Please note: some of these maps are very large and may take some time to download.
On 9 August 2011 the Commission launched a period of information gathering with Derbyshire County Council. From 9 August 2011 to 6 December 2011 we invited Derbyshire County Council and members of the council to provide information to develop a new pattern of division arrangements for Derbyshire.
Below are the submissions we received:
The letter sent the Chief Executive of Derbyshire (PDF) provides details of the Commission's decision on council size and these Electoral figures (XLS) show the electorate in Derbyshire.
Following preliminary discussions with Derbyshire County Council, we recieved two submission on council size.
The Commission was minded to recommend a council size of 64 for Derbyshire.
You may wish to read our document Electoral Reviews: Technical Guidance (PDF), which contains detailed guidance on the review process and information on the legislation reviews are carried out under.
This review was carried out by the Local Government Commission for England (LGCE).
The Order implementing the final recommendations of this review has been made and can be viewed on the HMSO website (There is no additional order mapping).
Final report (PDF), published on 22 August 2000.
Map A1 Proposed boundary between Staveley North & Whittington and Staveley South divisions. (PDF)
Map A2 Proposed boundary between Sandiacre and Breaston divisions. (PDF)
Large Map (1.0 Mb) illustrating, in outline form, the Commission's proposed divisions for Derbyshire, including constituent district wards and parishes. (PDF)
Draft report , published on 22 February 2000.
A structural review was carried out by the Local Government Commission for England (LGCE), and was started on 13 December 1993
Final report (PDF) published on 11 January 1995
Draft report (PDF) published on 5 September 1994
A structural review was carried out by the Local Government Commission for England (LGCE), and was started on 7 September 1992
Final report (PDF) published on 8 November 1993
Draft report (PDF) published on 17 May 1993