The Boundary Committee for England began a further electoral review (FER) of South Northamptonshire on 3 August 2004. It completed this review on 16 May 2006.
During the six weeks following the publication of the Boundary Committee's final recommendations for South Northamptonshire, the Electoral Commission received the following representation:
On 26 October 2006 the Electoral Commission decided to accept the recommendations of the Boundary Committee for England with the following modification:
- the proposed Downs and Heyford district ward will instead be named Heyford and Bugbrooke.
On 23 November 2006 the Commission made the District of South Northamptonshire (Electoral Changes) Order 2006 to implement their decision. Web and print versions of the Order are available at the Office of Public Sector Information's website, as are web and print versions of a subsequent amendment Order. The Order describes the new district wards in its Schedule and refers to a map, which was re-issued by the amendment Order, comprising Sheet 1 and Sheet 2, of the new parish wards. Mapping of the new district wards will be available on Ordnance Survey's election maps website just before the elections in May 2007 that will bring the new wards into force.
For more information on how the Commission implement their decisions on electoral reviews conducted by the Committee please see the Implementation Team section of the Commission's website.
Large map sheet 1 (PDF) illustrates in outline form the proposed wards for South Northamptonshire district, including constituent parishes.
Large map sheet 2 (PDF) illustrates the proposed boundaries in Towcester.
Large map sheet 3 (PDF) illustrates the proposed boundaries in Brackley.
Draft report, (PDF) published on 17 May 2005.
Large map sheet 1 (PDF) illustrates in outline form the proposed wards for South Northamptonshire including constituent parishes.
Large map sheet 2 (PDF) illustrates the proposed boundaries for Towcester town.
Large map sheet 3 (PDF) illustrates the proposed boundaries for Brackley town.
For an opportunity to submit your views, visit the South Northamptonshire FER page.
The last review was carried out by the Local Government Commission for England (LGCE).
Final report, (PDF) published on 25 March 1997.
Draft report, (PDF) published in October 1996.