Kirklees

A review of the number of councillors, wards and ward names for Kirklees Borough Council
Currently in review

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Initial consultation

We ask local people and organisations to tell us about their communities.

Dates: 26 Sep 2023 - 4 Dec 2023

Previous stages

We decide how many councillors an authority should have.

New arrangements apply to elections after this date.

Dates: 28 Nov 2003

Our recommendations for new electoral and boundary arrangements.

Dates: 29 Jul 2003

We review the electoral and boundary arrangements of councils to make sure they are fair. Our reviews include at least two rounds of public consultation before we make recommendations for change. 

We are carrying out an electoral review of Kirklees because it has been a long time since the last review.  

15 August 2023 We decide how many councillors there should be
26 September - 4 December 2023 We carry out an initial public consultation on communities
27 February - 6 May 2024 We carry out a public consultation on our proposals
30 July 2024 We publish our recommendations
TBC We ask Parliament to approve our recommendations
May 2026 New arrangements apply to local elections

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Latest Information

Initial consultation

We ask local people and organisations to tell us about their communities.

Previous stages

Councillor numbers

We have decided that Kirklees Council should have 69 councillors.

Submissions received on council size are below.

Effective date

The Borough of Kirklees (Electoral Changes) Order 2003 was made on 28 November 2003.

The new arrangements came into effect at the May 2004 elections.

Final report

Our recommendations for new electoral and boundary arrangements were published on 29 July 2003.

Previous Reviews

Most recent and previous reviews are held on the UK Government Web Archive.

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