On 10 July 2017 the Leeds (Electoral Changes) Order 2017 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 Leeds and published on 14 March 2017.
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 Leeds in 2018.
The draft order can be viewed here: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/ukdsi/2017/9780111158654
On 14 March 2017 we published our final recommendations for future electoral arrangements in Leeds City Council. The report is available in the link below:
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.
We have now completed our electoral review of Leeds City 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 Leeds City Council to be implemented at the local elections in 2018.
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 consultation on draft recommendations closed on the 10 January 2017.
Listed below are the submissions we received for this stage of the consultation:
Parish and Town Councils:
The submissions from local residents have been collated into one document. They have been sorted alphabetically, by surname:
On 15 November 2016 we published our draft recommendations for the electoral review of Leeds City Council. Between 15 November 2016 and 10 January 2017 we invited comments on our draft recommendations. These can be found using the links below.
· An overview map of Leeds City Council draft recommendations is available. Please note: this map is very large and may take some time to download.
To interact with the draft recommendations mapping visit our consultation portal. You can view both the existing and proposed boundaries, searching by area or postcode.
You may find the electoral figures (XLS) useful when thinking about division arrangements. Please note this spreadsheet was updated on 22 December 2016.
The consultation on warding arrangements closed on the 5 September 2016.
Below are all of the submissions we received:
All of the submissions that we received from the local residents are contained in the document below:
Parish and Town Councils:
On 5th July 2016, we started the first period of consultation for a pattern of wards for Leeds City Council. Between 5 July and 5th September 2016, we invited comments on the ward boundaries for the authority.
The Commission also announced that it was minded to recommend that Leeds City Council should have 99 councillors in the future, which is same as present.
The Commission now needs information from people and groups across Leeds to help it to produce a new pattern of wards to accommodate 99 councillors.
For more information read our news release and the letter to the Chief Executive of Leeds City Council (PDF).
You may find the electoral figures (XLS) useful when thinking about warding arrangements.
Polling district map may also be useful when thinking about warding arrangements. You can view the polling district map below. Please note polling district mapping data has been supplied by the Leeds City Council and may contain boundary errors.
To view the existing warding arrangements visit our consultation area. You can search by area, post code or have your say.The Review Officer (Leeds) Local Government Boundary Commission for England 14th Floor Millbank Tower Millbank London
Guidance is available on our Guidance Page. You may also wish to read our document Electoral Reviews: Technical Guidance, which contains detailed guidance on the review process and information on the legislation reviews are carried out under.
As part of the preliminary process we consulted with the Leeds City Council on the most appropriate council size (the number of councillors on Leeds City Council).
We received 1 submission on council size:
The Boundary Committee for England (BCFE) began reviewing the electoral arrangements of Leeds on 8 May 2002. The review was completed on 29 July 2003.
The Order implementing The Electoral Commission's decision on the final recommendations of this review can be viewed on Her Majesty's Stationery Office's website. The current boundaries of the electoral wards and divisions can be viewed on Ordnance Survey's election maps website. Parish warding is not shown on the election maps website. It can be seen on the mapping from the Committee's final recommendations below; any modifications are listed in the Explanatory Note at the back of the Order.
Final recommendations published on 29 July 2003.
Map 1 Existing wards in Leeds
Map 2 Proposed wards in Leeds
Map A1 Final recommendations key map
Draft recommendations published on 11 February 2003
Map 1 Existing wards in leeds
Map 2 Proposed wards in Leeds
Map A1 Draft recommendations key map
Large map 1, large map 2, large map 3/4/5, large map 6, large map 7, large maps 8 and 12, large map 9, large map 10, large map 11, large map 12. These large maps illustrate the existing and proposed warding arrangements for Leeds.