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Review Body

Electoral review of Rushcliffe Borough Council. The Commission is carrying out an electoral review of Rushcliffe in order to improve the levels of electoral representation which have become imbalanced since the last review. The number of electors represented by the councillors in nine of the 28 wards varies by more than 10% from the average for the borough.

The aim of the review is to recommend ward boundaries that mean each councillor represents approximately the same number of electors. Furthermore, as it draws up new electoral arrangements for an authority, the Commission must also have regard to the interests and identities of local communities as well as ensuring that the new electoral arrangements promote effective and convenient local government.


Recommendations become law

The Rushcliffe (Electoral Changes) Order 2013, to implement recommendations made by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) for new boundaries in Rushcliffe, was made on 30 October 2013 and was published 4 November 2013.

New ward arrangements for Rushcliffe have now successfully completed a 40 day period of Parliamentary scrutiny and will come into force at the local elections in 2015.

The order for Rushcliffe can be viewed through the following link:


Draft order laid in Parliament

On 18 July 2013 The Rushcliffe (Electoral Changes) Order 2013 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 Rushcliffe and published on 19 February 2013.

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 Rushcliffe in 2015.

The draft order can be viewed through the following link:


The draft order refers to a map. The map comprises the following sheets:

Sheet 1 - Overview of the borough (PDF)

Final Recommendations

On 19 February 2013, we published final recommendations for future electoral arrangements in Rushcliffe Borough Council. The report is available in the link below.

To interact with the final recommendations mapping visit our consultation area. You can view both the existing and proposed boundaries and search by area or postcode. 

Below is an overview map of the final recommendations; click on the image for more detail.

Rushcliffe Wire Frame

We have now completed our electoral review of Rushcliffe Borough 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 2015.

Opinion Survey

We would like to invite you to participate in our online survey. The 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 opinion survey.


Draft Recommendations

On 18 September 2012 we published our draft recommendations for the further electoral review (FER) of Rushcliffe Borough Council. These can be found using the links below.

Map of the area recommendations: