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Have your say on a new political map for Gosport Council

22nd June 2021

New boundaries are being proposed for council wards in Gosport Borough Council

 

The Local Government Boundary Commission wants to hear what residents and local organisations think about the proposals. A 10 week consultation on the proposals will run until 30 August 2021.

 

 

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Proposed wards for Gosport Borough Council

Credit: contains Ordnance Survey data (c) Crown copyright and database rights 2021

High resolution map available at https://s3-eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/lgbce/Reviews/South%20East/Hampshire/Gosport/Draft/Gosport%20Draft%20Recommendations%20-%20No%20Labels.jpg

 

 

The Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries. It is reviewing Gosport to make sure councillors will represent about the same number of electors, and that ward arrangements will help the council work effectively.

 

The Commission has published proposals for changes to Gosport. It is proposing that there should be 14 wards and two councillors per ward. All wards will change, except for Lee East and Lee West.

 

Proposed changes include:

 

  • Reflecting responses to its consultation, the Commission is recommending that the southern part of Privett ward be combined with Alverstoke ward.
  • It is also proposing that the parts of Bridgemary North and Bridgemary South wards which lie to the east of Wych Lane be combined to form a single ward.

  

 

Launching the consultation Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said:

 

“We want people in Gosport to help us.

“We have drawn up proposals for new wards in Gosport. We want to make sure these new electoral arrangements reflect communities. We also want them to be easy to understand and convenient for local people.

“Residents and local organisations can help us do that. We would like them to let us know whether they agree with our proposals before we take final decisions.

“It’s easy to get involved. Go to our website. Or you can e-mail or write to us.

“Just tell us what you think and give us some details why you think that. It’s really simple, so do get involved”

 

The Commission has a dedicated section on its website where people can see the detail of the proposals and comment on the names of wards, their boundaries and the number of councillors per ward: https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk/have-your-say/24316

 

People can also give their views by e-mail at reviews@lgbce.org.uk, and by post:

 

Review Officer (Gosport)

LGBCE

PO Box 133

Blyth

NE24 9FE

 

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Notes to editors: 

This consultation relates to the arrangements for local government elections. It is separate from consultations that are currently taking place across England on arrangements for parliamentary elections.

For further information contact the Commission’s press office on 0330 500 1525 / 1250 or email press@lgbce.org.uk

An interactive map is available at https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk/have-your-say/24316

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England is an independent body accountable to Parliament. It recommends fair electoral and boundary arrangements for local authorities in England. In doing so, it aims to:

  • Make sure that, within an authority, each councillor represents a similar number of electors
  • Create boundaries that are appropriate, and reflect community ties and identities
  • Deliver reviews informed by local needs, views and circumstances