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Have your say on a new political map for St Helens Borough Council

2nd February 2021

New boundaries are being proposed for council wards in St Helens Borough Council

 

The Local Government Boundary Commission wants to hear what residents and local organisations think about the proposals. A ten week consultation on the proposals will run until 12 April 2021.

 

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Proposed wards for St Helens 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/North%20West/Merseyside/St%20Helens/Draft/DR%20No%20labels.jpg

 

 

The Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries. It is reviewing St Helens Borough 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 St Helens Borough Council. It is proposing that there should be 18 wards and 1-3 councillors per ward. All wards will change, except Billinge & Seneley Green. 

 

Proposed changes include:

 

  • Uniting the City Road estate within Windle ward
  • Naming new wards covering the current Newton and Earlestown wards ‘Newton-le-Willows West’ and ‘Newton-le-Willows East’ to more clearly reflect their local identity

  

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

 

“We want people in St Helens to help us.

“We have drawn up proposals for new wards in St Helens Borough Council. 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/node/22471.

 

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

 

Review Officer (St Helens)

LGBCE

PO Box 133

Blyth

NE24 9FE

 

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Notes to editors: 

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/node/22471

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