Have your say on a new political map for Medway Council
New boundaries are being proposed for council wards in Medway 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 07 September 2020.
Proposed wards for Medway Council
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The Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries. It is reviewing Medway Council 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 Medway Council. It is proposing that there should be 24 wards, with between one and three councillors per ward. All but two wards will have boundary changes.
Proposed changes include:
- The creation of a St Mary’s Island ward
- More focused representation on the Hoo peninsula – dividing up the existing large ward
Launching the consultation Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said:
“We want people in Medway to help us.
“We have drawn up proposals for new wards in Medway. 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/19557
People can also give their views by e-mail at [email protected], and by post:
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For further information contact the Commission’s press office on 0330 500 1525 / 1250 or email [email protected]
An interactive map is available at https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk/have-your-say/19557
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