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Tonbridge & Malling
The Commission is carrying out an electoral review of Tonbridge and Malling District Council.
The aim of the electoral review is to recommend ward boundaries that mean each councillor represents approximately the same number of voters.
We also aim to ensure that the ward boundaries reflect the interests and identities of local communities, as well as promoting effective local government.
To achieve these aims, we need to re-draw ward boundaries across Tonbridge and Malling. You can find out more about the review below.
|Date from:||Date to:|
|Consultation on warding arrangements||11 May 2021||19 July 2021|
|Consultation on draft recommendations||05 October 2021||13 December 2021|
|Publication of final recommendations||01 March 2022|
The consultation on warding arrangements for Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council closed on 19 July 2021
From 11 May, we are accepting opinions and comments (submissions) from the public on where you believe ward boundaries should be in Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council
The Commission is minded to recommend that Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council should have 43 councillors in the future. This is 11 fewer than the current number of councillors.
The Commission has not yet proposed any new wards. We want to hear what you think of the existing wards and where new boundaries should go. The existing boundaries can be viewed from the links below.
The Commission now needs information from people and groups across Tonbridge and Malling to help it to produce new ward boundaries to accommodate 43 councillors.
For more information, see our:
- News release
- Letter to the Chief Executive of Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council
- Electoral figures
- Promotional poster
- Tonbridge and Malling polling district map (Please note, polling district mapping data has been supplied by Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council and may contain boundary errors.)
To view an interactive map of the existing warding boundaries, visit our consultation area. You can search by area or postcode, and have your say. A non-interactive image of the current ward boundaries is also available.
You can make a submission to the Tonbridge and Malling electoral review:
- through our consultation area,
- by e-mailing [email protected], or
- writing to the following address:
The Review Officer (Tonbridge and Malling)
PO Box 133
Information on how reviews work is available on our How Reviews Work Page.
For a quick guide on how to propose a pattern of wards click here.
You may also wish to read our document Electoral Reviews: Technical Guidance, which contains guidance on the review process and information on the legislation reviews are carried out under.
If you have any feedback regarding our review process then click here.
As part of the initial stages of the review, we consulted with Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council on the most appropriate number of councillors to be elected to the council in future.
We received eight submissions on council size:
- Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council
- Tonbridge and Malling Conservative Group
- Tonbridge and Malling Green Group
- Tonbridge and Malling Independent Alliance
- Tonbridge and Malling Liberal Democrat Group
- Councillor Roud
- Councillor Taylor
The Commission is minded to recommend that 43 councillors should serve Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council in the future. This is 11 fewer than the current number of councillors.
Recommendations become law
The Tonbridge & Malling (Electoral Changes) Order 2013, to implement recommendations made by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) for new division boundaries in Tonbridge & Malling, was made on 16 January 2013.
New electoral ward arrangements for Tonbridge & Mallinghave now successfully completed a 40 day period of Parliamentary scrutiny and will come into force at the next scheduled county elections in 2015.
The order for Tonbridge & Malling can be viewed through the following link:
Draft order laid in Parliament
On 20 November 2012 The Tonbridge and Malling (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 Tonbridge and Malling and published on 3 October 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 Tonbridge and Malling 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:
On 3 October 2012, we published final recommendations for future electoral arrangements in Tonbridge & Malling. These are available through the links below.
- Report: Final recommendations for new local government electoral arrangements for Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council (PDF)
- Summary of the report (PDF)
- Read our news release
- Letter to the Chief Executive of Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council
Map of the area recommendations:
- Map - Overview of Tonbridge & Malling
Please note: this map may be large and take some time to download.
To interact with the final recommendations mapping visit our consultation portal. You can view both the existing and proposed boundaries, searching by area or postcode, and 'Have your say'.
We have now completed our electoral review of Tonbridge & Malling 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.
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 survey. Click here to go to the opinion survey.
On 17 April 2012 we published our draft recommendations for the Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council further electoral review (FER). These can be found using the links below.
- Draft recommendations for Tonbridge & Malling Council (PDF)
- Summary of the report (PDF)
- News release on draft recommendations for Tonbridge & Malling
- Letter sent to the Chief Exective of Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council (PDF)
Maps of the area recommendations:
- Sheet 1 - Overview (PDF)
- Sheet 2 - boundaries in the North East (PDF)
- Sheet 3 - boundaries in the South (PDF)
Please note: some of these maps are very large and may take some time to download.
Consultation closed 25 June 2012.
On 17 January 2012 the Commission launched a period of information gathering with Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council. Between 17 January and 13 March we invited Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council to provide information to develop a new pattern of warding arrangements for Tonbridge & Malling.
An electoral review of Tonbridge and Malling District Council started 9 May 2000.
Final report was published 9 May 2001
Map 1 Existing wards in Tonbridge & Malling; (PDF)
Map 2 The Commission's final recommendations for Tonbridge & Malling; (PDF)
Map A1 Final recommendations for Tonbridge & Malling: Key map; (PDF)
Map A2 Proposed amended Golden Green ward of Hadlow parish (and the proposed ward boundaries of East Peckham & Golden Green ward); (PDF)
Map A3 Proposed warding of Mereworth Parish (and the proposed ward boundaries of Kings Hill ward); (PDF)
Map A4 Proposed Snodland East and Snodland West borough and town wards; (PDF)
Large map (2.5 Mb) illustrating the existing and proposed ward boundaries for the Tonbridge area. This may take some time to download; (PDF)
Draft report was published 17 October 2000
Map 1 Existing wards in Tonbridge & Malling; (PDF)
Map 2 The Commission's draft recommendations for Tonbridge & Malling; (PDF)
Map A1 Draft recommendations for Tonbridge & Malling: Key map; (PDF)
Map A2 Proposed boundary between Golden Green and Hadlow Wards of Hadlow Parish; (PDF)
Map A3 Proposed warding of Mereworth Parish; (PDF)
Map A4 Proposed warding of Snodland Town; (PDF)
Large map (2.5 Mb) illustrating the existing and proposed ward boundaries for the Tonbridge area. This may take some time to download; (PDF