Hertfordshire County Council
The Commission carried out an electoral review of Hertfordshire between April 2014 - November 2015. 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 Hertfordshire councillor represented roughly the same number of voters and that ward boundaries reflected the interests and identities of local communities.
|Date from:||Date to:|
|Consultation on warding arrangements||15/04/2014||23/06/2014|
|Consultation on draft recommendations||09/09/2014||03/11/2014|
|Consultation on further draft recommendations||17/02/2015||31/03/2015|
Recommendations become law
The Hertfordshire (Electoral Changes) Order 2015, to implement recommendations made by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) for new boundaries in Hertfordshire, was made on 5 November 2015 and was published in November 2015. New division arrangements for Hertfordshire have now successfully completed a 40 day period of Parliamentary scrutiny and will come into force at the local elections in 2017.
The order for Hertfordshire can be viewed through the following link: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2015/1873/contents/made
Draft order laid in Parliament
On 15 July 2015 the Hertfordshire (Electoral Changes) Order 2015 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 Herfordshire and published on 12 May 2015.
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 Hertfordshire in 2017.
The draft order can be viewed here: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukdsi/2015/9780111137864/contents
The draft order refers to a map. The map comprises the following sheets:
• Sheet 1 - Overview of the county (PDF)
On 12 May 2015 we published final recommendations for future electoral arrangements in Hertfordshire County Council. The report is available in the link below.
An overview map of the final recommendations (PDF) is available. To interact with the final recommendations mapping click on the image above to visit our consultation area. You can view both the existing and proposed boundaries and search by area or postcode.
PDF maps of each individual ward can be found below. Please note each document is very large so may take some time to load.
To receive the data files for this map in shapefile format please email your request to [email protected].
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 2017.
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.
The Commission has opened a new phase of public consultation in its electoral review of Hertfordshire County Council. The consultation focuses on new proposals for county division boundaries in Stevenage.
The Commission has listened to views put to it during its consultation last year and now proposes to make substantial changes to its previous recommendations for Stevenage. Due to the significance of the proposed changes, the Commission is re-opening its consultation in this part of the county only.
The Commission is satisfied that it has received sufficient evidence to finalise its proposals for new electoral divisions for the rest of Hertfordshire and plans to publish its final recommendations for the whole county on 12 May 2015.
You can read more about the further draft recommendations, and view relevant mapping, in the documents below:
Letter to Chief Executive of Hertfordshire County Council explaining the latest phase of consultation
Map A The Commission’s further draft recommendations for Stevenage
Map B The Commission’s draft recommendations for Stevenage (published in September 2014)
This consultation is over.
Below are the submissions we received:
On 9 September 2014 we published our draft recommendations for the further electoral review (FER) of Hertfordshire County Council. Between 9 September 2014 and 3 November 2014 we invited comments on our draft recommendations.
The draft recommendations can be found using the links below.
Please note: this map is very large and may take some time to download.
The consultation is now closed.
Below are the submissions which we have received.
District, Borough and County Councillors
Parish and town councils