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Have your say on a new political map for Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

11th May 2021

New boundaries are being proposed for council wards in Stockton-on-Tees 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 19 July 2021.

 

image of proposed Stockton-on-Tees wards

 

Proposed wards for Stockton-on-Tees 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%20East/Stockton-On-Tees/Draft%20recs/Draft%20Recs%20No%20Labels.jpg    

 

 

The Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries. It is reviewing Stockton-on-Tees 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 Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council. It is proposing that there should be 26 wards. All ward boundaries except for Norton North and Norton Central will change. 

 

Proposed changes include:

 

  • The Commission received strong community evidence from residents on Hartburn Avenue, who argued that this area should be included in Hartburn ward.  As a result of this, it is recommending a three-councillor Hartburn ward which includes all properties to the west of Hartburn Avenue.
     
  • Reflecting submissions from a local councillor, Ingleby Barwick parish will be split into two three-councillor ‘North’ and ‘South’ wards which are completely contained within the parish boundary.

  

 

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

 

“We want people in Stockton-on-Tees to help us.

“We have drawn up proposals for new wards in Stockton-on-Tees. 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/23791

 

People can also give their views by e-mail at [email protected], and by post:

 

Review Officer (Stockton-on-Tees)

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 [email protected]

An interactive map is available at https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk/node/23791

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